Q and "Transitional Forms"

From: Nichael Cramer (nichael@sover.net)
Date: Fri Oct 13 1995 - 17:32:59 EDT

On Fri, 13 Oct 1995 BibAnsMan@aol.com wrote:
> ... It has been a problem
> in the presentation of the 'Q' hypothesis, just as the missing transitional
> forms are a problem for evolution.

This has little to do with NTG, of course, but it is worth pointing out
that --the repeated assertions of the creationists not withstanding--
examples of the remains of "transistional forms" (i.e. the so-called
"intermeditate" species) do exist.

While it is certainly true that they are somewhat rare --exactly as one
would expect in modern evolutionary theory-- their existence has been
known since nearly Darwin's time.

This topic is addressed in any introductory text on Evolution. For a
particuarly pleasurable read (including specific examples) please see the
discussion of this topic in Stephen J. Gould's _Wonderful Life_.

Perhaps the comparison to the 2DH is more apt than we had guessed? ;-)


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