Joined: July 2005
According to the evo press there are three dominant ground finches in the Galopolas Islands: Baby beak, Momma Beak and Poppa Beak.
Baby Beak is short and able only to penetrate small soft seeds.
Momma Beak can eat BabyBeaks seeds if required by climate but prefers the somewhat larger harder seeds that Baby cannot eat.
Poppa Beak can in principle eat any of the seeds on the Island but would prefer the large hard shelled seeds that neither Mommma Beak nor Baby Beak can crack or penetrate.
Now the Islands are fairly small, geographically compact and so there should not be too much trouble finding the fossils of these and other failed varieties of ground finches.
So where can we see the huge number of finch fossils with intermediate sized beaks all the way up to huge beaks and down to tiny beaks and in small gradations since in a random walk without design or purpose there should be beaks that can't penetrate any of the seeds or could but are too large or small to be used for eating seeds or whatever. Surely the perfect muation did not occur that just exactly fit the several varieties of seeds ... that is a saltation event and we know all about those don't we Dr. Goldsmith.
Are there hundreds yea thousands of such finch fossils ..please show me.
You know this seed is too hard, this seed is too soft this seed is ....oops extinct a million times over.
"Our theory of evolution has become ... one which cannot be refuted by any possible observations. Every conceivable observation can be fitted into it. It is thus 'outside of empirical science' but not necessarily false. No one can think of ways to test it. Ideas, either without basis or based on a few laboratory experiments carried out in extremely simplified systems, have attained currency far beyond their validity. They have become part of an evolutionary dogma accepted by most of us as part of our training." Paul Ehrlich (Stanford Biology Professor) and L. Charles Birch (Sydney Biology Professor), 1967
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