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New Finch Species Shows Conservation, Not Macroevolution
ICR News ^ | December 9, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.

Posted on 12/09/2009 6:13:57 PM PST by GodGunsGuts

“Darwin’s finches” are a variety of small black birds that were observed and collected by British naturalist Charles Darwin during his famous voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle in the early 1800s. Years later, Darwin argued that subtle variations in their beak sizes supported his concept that all organisms share a common ancestor (a theory known as macroevolution). The finches, whose technical name is Geospiza, have since become classic evolutionary icons...

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1 posted on 12/09/2009 6:13:59 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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2 posted on 12/09/2009 6:15:10 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

Macroevolution? What was it previously, a toad?

3 posted on 12/09/2009 6:17:43 PM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: GodGunsGuts

“Good Afternoon Miss Dubose... My, you look like a picture this afternoon.”
Atticus Finch

4 posted on 12/09/2009 6:19:26 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: GodGunsGuts

Were the Grants to apply their method of analysis to human beings they would find many millions of distinct species of Man. My beak is shaped differently from my neighbor’s and my hair is of a different color and pattern. We therefore must be members of different species within the genus.

5 posted on 12/09/2009 6:22:39 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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And despite minor differences, my, my do we show amazing conservation within our created kind!

6 posted on 12/09/2009 6:31:55 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

You and your facts! (says evo while shaking fist)

7 posted on 12/09/2009 7:24:33 PM PST by rae4palin
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8 posted on 12/09/2009 7:33:07 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts; arthurus
Actually we don't. Some of the Sa'ami tribes actually encounter a reproductive failure in trying to breed with the Norse, and some of the other Sa'ami tribes.

At the same time the Sa'ami have a reputation for exceptional fertility given the right linkages.

BTW, the Sa'ami have some very clear cold climate adaptations that make them very different.

Charles Darwin himself exhibited some of those genetic adaptations, and his own children displayed approximately the same degree reproductive failure to be expected with an inappropriate Sa'ami mix (his and his wife).

9 posted on 12/09/2009 7:53:33 PM PST by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: GodGunsGuts

And after all this time the finches are......finches. Song differences produced cross breeding, droughts killed off some, rainfall favored some, but after all the finches now are the finches of Darwin’s day.

10 posted on 12/09/2009 10:07:05 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Degenerated to just playing with your bird, eh?

11 posted on 12/10/2009 4:33:39 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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As opposed to being cross(x) bred by a camel?

12 posted on 12/10/2009 9:11:38 AM PST by RoadGumby (Ask me about Ducky)
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"As opposed to being cross(x) bred by a camel?"

And the irony is that RG and GGG are finalists in this decades intellectual Darwin Awards competition. I predict GGG will win again for the third decade in a row just based upon the volume of work.

13 posted on 12/10/2009 3:05:15 PM PST by Natural Law
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