Why Are There No Transitional Animals...

Why Are There No Transitional Animals Today?

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ImNoMonkey

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Mar 17, 2009
If evolution was a fact, then there would be transitional animals alive today. An animal half way between one kind and another kind. But such creatures don't exist!!! Therefore evolution is a lie.

God bless

“Nihil curo de ista tua stulta ”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#2 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
If evolution was a fact, then there would be transitional animals alive today. An animal half way between one kind and another kind. But such creatures don't exist!!! Therefore evolution is a lie.
God bless
Every animal alive today is an example of a transitional animal.

It is an example of an animal that preceeded it many, MANY generations before, and is currently the ancestor of it's offspring many, MANY generations from now.

Keep in mind, even after THOUSANDS, perhaps HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of years, these "transitions" might be very small changes from the different animals you are using as examples.

And whether you like it or not, humans....including yourself..... ARE apes. We share a common ancestor with all great apes alive today.
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#4 Mar 17, 2009
There are.

Therefore evolution is true.
ImNoMonkey

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Mar 17, 2009
Making stuff up does not make it true. "felinus superdoopus" is made up, totally!!!

Get a grip people, we are God's perfect creations and not monkeys.

God bless.
The Dude

Wallasey, UK

#6 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
If evolution was a fact, then there would be transitional animals alive today. An animal half way between one kind and another kind. But such creatures don't exist!!! Therefore evolution is a lie.
God bless
What's your definition of a transitional, o wise one? What would you accept as evidence?
ImNoMonkey

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Mar 17, 2009
The Dude wrote:
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What's your definition of a transitional, o wise one? What would you accept as evidence?
Easy. Let's say a spider was evolving into a frog - what would that look like?

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Since: Nov 08

Boise, ID

#8 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
If evolution was a fact, then there would be transitional animals alive today.
Each population is a transitional population between their ancestors and their descedants.
An animal half way between one kind and another kind.
You mean like lungfish who have both gills and a lung? Or perhaps a platypus which is half way between a placental mammal and an egg laying reptile? Perhaps you mean the tunicates which are half way between invertebrates and vertebrates? Or perhaps you mean lampreys which are half way between early chordates and jawed vertebrates?
But such creatures don't exist!!! Therefore evolution is a lie.
God bless
They do exist.
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#9 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
Making stuff up does not make it true. "felinus superdoopus" is made up, totally!!!
Get a grip people, we are God's perfect creations and not monkeys.
God bless.
A pile of dirt turns into a man.

A BBQ spare rib turning into a woman.

Talking snakes.

Flaming swords magically guarding a park entrance.

God's sons having sex with human women.

900 year old people.

A 600 year old women popping out thousands of babies to repopulate the earth.

A 6000 year old cosmos.

Insects having four legs.

Sprinkling the blood of a dead dove on a lepers toes cures leprosy.

A good exorcism is the cure for mental illness.

Pi equals 3.

Talk about making stuff up.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#10 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
If evolution was a fact, then there would be transitional animals alive today. An animal half way between one kind and another kind. But such creatures don't exist!!! Therefore evolution is a lie.
God bless
What's a transitional?

There is abundant evidence that evolution is occurring today. For example, it has been found that a particular allele for the microcephalin gene has spread rather quickly over the last few thousand years.

Also, there are now nylon eating bacteria. Nylon was invented in the 1930s.

“Dor sho gha!”

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Since: Apr 08

Iowa City, IA

#11 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
Making stuff up does not make it true. "felinus superdoopus" is made up, totally!!!
Get a grip people, we are God's perfect creations and not monkeys.
God bless.
Hey, at least I *admit* I am making up "felinus superdoopus", what is your friggin' excuse for God?
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#12 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
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Easy. Let's say a spider was evolving into a frog - what would that look like?
Hey, how about an elephant turning into a whale? or an otter turning into a dolphin? or a mouse turning into a pterodactyl (kind of)? or a fish turning into a salamander? or a bird turning into a seal (kind of)?

Since: Mar 09

United States

#13 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
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Easy. Let's say a spider was evolving into a frog - what would that look like?
That makes no sense. Species tend to occur when a sub-population is genetically isolated. Hence, we find that species tend to show a hierarchical relationship with each other. One would not expect to find an species that highly unrelated a parent species to magically evolve from the parent.
Fossil Bob

Urbana, IL

#14 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
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Easy. Let's say a spider was evolving into a frog - what would that look like?
WHY would you think THAT was possible?

Vertebrates evolved from early chordates... fish, then amphibians, reptiles, mammals\Dinos\Birds all evolved from earlier vertebrates.

Other groups of animals evolved in different ways... One group of NON-vertebrates evolved into arthropods...crabs, arachnids, insects, etc... Spiders branched off of the arachnids.

Evolving a frog from a spider would be magical... and NOT evolution!

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#15 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
If evolution was a fact, then there would be transitional animals alive today. An animal half way between one kind and another kind. But such creatures don't exist!!! Therefore evolution is a lie.
God bless
Considering that a transitional animal, by definition, is one that has features that lies between what existed in its past and what existed in its future...well, it is really difficult to say what the features of today's animals' descendants are going to look like. Or can't you grasp that.

However, we do have animals that have varying degrees of adaptation to the environments they live in. Consider seagoing mammals. There are sea otters which still have essentially a terrestrial mammal's form with only a few adaptations to life at sea. There are seals and sea lions that have adapted their limbs to flippers. These are better adapted to sea life than sea otters, but still require a tie to land. Then there are manatees, which are fully aquatic, but not as well adapted as whales and dolphins. The latter are about as fully adapted to life at sea as a mammal can be.

Do not get me wrong. I am not saying these mammals are closely related. I am just pointing out the different degrees of adaptation to life at sea that they have made. With just a little imagination, it is easy to imagine sea otters making more and more adaptations to an aquatic lifestyle in the future.
Fossil Bob

Urbana, IL

#16 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
If evolution was a fact, then there would be transitional animals alive today. An animal half way between one kind and another kind. But such creatures don't exist!!! Therefore evolution is a lie.
God bless
Seals, etc... half land\half marine...right in front of your eyes.

There have been MANY other transitional forms over the years...Dinosaurs with feathers, birds with Dino skulls, hips, tails, and feet. Whales with legs (whales are transitional; they still retain a few back leg bones!)

Animals as much fish as amphibian; animals as much reptile as mammal...

Mammals that lay eggs...

You look at the world declaring that transitional organisms can not exist... therefore you will NEVER see any. Even a Dinosaur with feathers doesn't shake your blindness...

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#17 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
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Easy. Let's say a spider was evolving into a frog - what would that look like?
Do you get your idea of evolution from reading X-Men?
ImNoMonkey

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Mar 17, 2009
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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Do you get your idea of evolution from reading X-Men?
Atheists are idiots, I rest my case.
The Dude

Wallasey, UK

#19 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
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Easy. Let's say a spider was evolving into a frog - what would that look like?
http://spiderfrog.org/images/SPIDER%20FROG%20...

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Since: Nov 08

Boise, ID

#20 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
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Easy. Let's say a spider was evolving into a frog - what would that look like?
I have one better. If a group of terrestrial mammals was evolving towards being a completely aquatic species of mammal what would they look like? Would they look like ... SEALS!!!!! Perhaps more like otters, walruses?

What if ray finned fish were evolving towards a terrestrial lifestyle. What would that look like? MUDSKIPPERS!!!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudskipper

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Since: Nov 08

Boise, ID

#21 Mar 17, 2009
ImNoMonkey wrote:
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Atheists are idiots, I rest my case.
... says the guy who believes in talking snakes and men who are magically poofed into being from a blob of clay.

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