"Transitional" organisms ARE ALWAYS "fully functional" and always "work" (to use your words).For the last 150 years evol has been based on faith. Faith on the discovery that the gaps in the fosil record will be filled, faith that PE ( now embraced as a adjunct of NS ) will make up for any deficiencies in natural selection and on and on
Evolutionists have more faith than the "christian" faithful.
With regard to post #57 the Tiktaalik is a fully formed, fully functional lobe-finned fish. Nothing transitional about that.
With the millions of fossils in warehouses and museums, all are fully functional in their environment, nothing transitional about them. They work. Let's have a true "missing link" ( hate using that antiquated phrase).
Evol is a belief system. You do or you don't.
I think that defines religion also ( I wonder about creationists though ).
Thanks for your response.
Best wishes to you.
Where on Earth did you come up with the idea that they WEREN'T???
ALL species are transitional in some sense...
ALL species are complete, functional, organisms...
You seem to have this bizarre concept that transitional creatures are crippled, virtually non-functional, organisms caught between 2 "real" species...
Evolutionary theory says NOTHING of the sort. Your concept is terribly mistaken.
Tiktaalik, BTW, has features of both amphibian AND fish...