It was an example, using animals we "know" to have a common link, but no (living?) link.
Perhaps. But what environmental pressures would push rats into evolving into cats? Even if rats evolved cat-like features, they still wouldn't be cats, but rather some new member of the rodent family.
posted on 07/06/2005 7:52:50 AM PDT
("Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made." -Bismarck)
That's exactly my problem with evolutionary philosophy.
A rat is only a rat. Except in evolutionary terms, where they can become cats.
posted on 07/06/2005 9:43:32 AM PDT
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