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To: shuckmaster
You mean the answers laced with words like "possibly", "probably, "likely", etc?

And today, there are evolutionists who acknowledge that absence of tranistional fossils and at the same time claim that all currently living species are 'transitional' life forms.

Claims of proof a very few small transitional fossils is speculation, especially when one considers that there ought to be thousands of them, especially if all life forms today are 'transitional'. How would anyone know they are 'transitinal'?

116 posted on 10/07/2005 2:10:32 PM PDT by connectthedots
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To: connectthedots
" And today, there are evolutionists who acknowledge that absence of tranistional fossils..."

Transitional of what? Transitional between species? Family? Order? Kingdom? Above the species level NO evolutionist has denied the abundant evidence of transitionals. I know that Punk-eeks like Gould are constantly misquoted as to what types of transitionals they find scarce and which they find abundant.
118 posted on 10/07/2005 2:15:54 PM PDT by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: connectthedots
And today, there are evolutionists who acknowledge that absence of tranistional fossils and at the same time claim that all currently living species are 'transitional' life forms.

For the last time, there are transitional forms in the fossil record. Read the posts again.

And you have continued to ignore vestigal legs in both whales and boas. Care to explain why your "intelligent designer" puts that transitional evidence in every single one of those creatures?

120 posted on 10/07/2005 2:21:38 PM PDT by highball ("I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: connectthedots
What is a "transit highway"?

It is like connecting dots in these books for little children. You have numbers running from 1 upwards. You come to 10 and you just see the 20. So you know - some little kids doesn't, drawings then look a little bit absurd - that there is something in between.

Example with fossils

You found in your backyard a 100 million years old dino. By digging deeper you found a 150 million years old dino. They look quite the same except some changes like a twice as big tail.

Some smart people started there with the thought that there must have been a transitional dino around 125 million years with a tail between the two extremes. So they predict a transitional dino or some may say a gap.

But it could be vice versa and you found first a 125 and a 175 million years old dino. The transitional would be the 150 million years old one.
128 posted on 10/07/2005 2:34:18 PM PDT by MHalblaub (Tell me in four more years (No, I did not vote for Kerry))
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To: connectthedots
You mean the answers laced with words like "possibly", "probably, "likely", etc?

Science is not religion. It is not discussed in the same terms as religion. Science can be wrong for decades. Nevetheless, it relentlessly converges upon an increasingly accurate model of nature. That's what the course corrections and revisions do. It's worked so far.

Against that, all the dogmatic religions in the world save possibly one--but I wouldn't bet on that and, anyway, who knows WHICH one?--are wrong now and will be wrong forever.

169 posted on 10/07/2005 4:34:37 PM PDT by VadeRetro (I'll have a few sleepless nights after I send you over, sure! But it'll pass.)
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