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How We Got On Land, Bone by Bone
National Geographic ^ | January 13, 2014 | Carl Zimmer

Posted on 01/13/2014 7:44:25 PM PST by EveningStar

Travel back far enough in your genealogy, and you will run into a fish.

Before about 370 million years ago, our ancestors were scaly creatures that lived in the sea, swimming with fins and using gills to get oxygen from the water. And then, over the course of millions of years, they began moving ashore, adapting to the terrestrial realm. They became tetrapods, a lineage that would eventually produce today’s amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. As scientists have unearthed fossils from those early days, one lesson has come through ever more loud and clear: the transition was not a single leap. Instead, it was drawn out and piecemeal.

(Excerpt) Read more at phenomena.nationalgeographic.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: biology; evolution; godsgravesglyphs; paleontology; science; tiktaalik

1 posted on 01/13/2014 7:44:25 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
you will run into a fish

As a wordsmith, this guy is all wet.

2 posted on 01/13/2014 7:46:43 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: EveningStar
Travel back far enough in your genealogy, and you will run into a fish …
Dagon worshipers? Sure sounds familiar.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 7:52:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: EveningStar

Liberals evolved from slimy asexual creatures from the sponge family.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 7:53:58 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: EveningStar

I see evidence of adaption everywhere but I don’t buy the evolution theory because geneticists have said you generally / technically can’t breed two different genus families and that’s the implied assertion that evolutionists make. Sure there are species that look like they are crosses between two different genus family trees but that could have been the Creator mixing things up just the same...: )


5 posted on 01/13/2014 7:56:12 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
IOW, it's like this:

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6 posted on 01/13/2014 8:00:35 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Travel back far enough in your genealogy, and you will run into a fish.

______________________________

Where is the absolute scientific proof of that?


7 posted on 01/13/2014 8:07:30 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita
Where is the absolute scientific proof of that?

Artists have drawn very clear diagrams. I saw the diagrams in school. And if an artist draws it, it must be true.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 8:18:17 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: jsanders2001

I think we’re descended from the stars since everyone has a ton of hydrogen within their bodies.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 8:26:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I think we’re descended from the stars
since everyone has a ton of hydrogen within their bodies

Yup we all products of a lot of hot air


10 posted on 01/13/2014 8:33:33 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

Maybe Al Gore has realized this more than the rest of us! LOL!


11 posted on 01/13/2014 8:34:21 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: HangnJudge
Deuterium + Deuterium --> He

This is hard enough to do that it keeps us from hurting ourselves unless we are really, really smart. /s

12 posted on 01/13/2014 9:03:31 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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13 posted on 01/13/2014 9:17:36 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: jsanders2001
I see evidence of adaption everywhere but I don’t buy the evolution theory because geneticists have said you generally / technically can’t breed two different genus families and that’s the implied assertion that evolutionists make. Sure there are species that look like they are crosses between two different genus family trees but that could have been the Creator mixing things up just the same...: )

I don't know what you mean by "genus families" or "genus family trees." A family is one taxonomic level higher than a genus (plural: genera). There is thus no such thing as a "genus family."

And no biologist worth his salt would ever assert (even only by implication) that evolution involves members of different genera or members of different families interbreeding.

Regards,

14 posted on 01/13/2014 9:21:07 PM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: EveningStar

Now if you’re looking for an idea that just keeps going like a never-quit zombie, you’ve got to put Lamarck right up there at the front of the pack.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 10:12:36 PM PST by lurk
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To: lurk

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state
then nearly 14 million years ago expansion started
wait
The earth began to cool the autotrophs began to drool
Neanderthals developed tools
We built a wall
We built the pyramids
Math science history, unraveling the mystery
It all started with a big bang
Bang


16 posted on 01/13/2014 10:59:30 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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To: alexander_busek

Now if you start getting all sciences, you’re gonna piss someone off...


17 posted on 01/14/2014 12:18:59 AM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

Supposed to read “sciency” - stupid auto-correct...


18 posted on 01/14/2014 12:21:41 AM PST by stormer
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To: EveningStar

Is this sarc? I don’t get it, but I’m dumb and don’t know anything, I guess, not like the cartoonist.........SARC!


19 posted on 01/14/2014 12:30:16 AM PST by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: alexander_busek

> And no biologist worth his salt would ever assert (even only by implication) that evolution involves members of different genera or members of different families interbreeding.

Thats the point I was trying to make but the terminology didn’t come out correctly. The thrust of evolutionists if I understand their thought process as that ond species evolved from an amoeba, later into a lungfish type creature, then eventually evolving into snd becoming Man

Correct me if I’m wrong but that’s what I get from some of them. No use trying to debate them seriously until you’ve done your homework though and spoken to some informed sources with a career background in the subject


20 posted on 01/14/2014 1:26:04 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: EveningStar

21 posted on 01/14/2014 1:29:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: EveningStar

More fascinating is the absence of data on the breeding and origination of domesticated dogs. The variety in size, features etc., makes it impossible to believe that all were descended from the grey wolf.

Specialty dog breeding by our primitive human ancestors defies logic.

So my question is - when and where did all the dog species begin - and when did their wild ancestors become extinct?

i.e. Take a look at this vapid article: http://www.dog-harness-solutions.com/types-of-dogs.html


22 posted on 01/14/2014 4:17:07 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: SumProVita

You seem upset.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 5:12:46 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: jsanders2001
The thrust of evolutionists if I understand their thought process as that ond species evolved from an amoeba, later into a lungfish type creature, then eventually evolving into snd becoming Man

In very broad strokes, that is correct (though this doesn't do justice to the mechanisms - mutation, natural selection, genetic drift, epigenetic influences, etc.) by which this occurs.

But it is essential to bear in mind that the evolutionary process is extremely slow - so slow as to be virtually undetectable on a generational level. Thus, at no time is it expected or necessary (in the case of sexually reproducing creatures) for an individual to mate with another individual whose genome exhibits a marked difference.

I commend you on your open-mindedness, and would encourage you to consult someone in your circle of friends and acquaintances with a background in Biology who can better explain this to you.

Regards,

24 posted on 01/14/2014 9:11:16 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: EveningStar
As scientists have unearthed fossils from those early days, one lesson has come through ever more loud and clear . . . .

. . . . yeah, it's loud and clear that the Tiktaalik is doing for the
Darwinists at Na't Ge'c what the Coelacanth wouldn't (couldn't) do.

25 posted on 01/14/2014 10:04:48 AM PST by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINO's, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: EveningStar

So mammals came from fish/reptiles that left the sea?

Explain dolphins and whales.

Did some mammals return to the water (not polar bears or otters or even seals that live in both environments)?

Or did mammals come into existence multiple times?


26 posted on 01/14/2014 5:40:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Thanks EveningStar.

27 posted on 01/14/2014 7:36:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: alexander_busek; jsanders2001

You both might like to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Science-God-Convergence-Scientific/dp/1439129584

It makes some interesting and well supported claims. I enjoyed the read and reread it as it was packed dense with information.

Here’s a video if you don’t like to read:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhrdtTG0nTw


28 posted on 01/14/2014 9:57:18 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SumProVita

I ate my ancestors with tartar sauce at Long John Silvers the other night.


29 posted on 01/15/2014 8:17:21 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: Redcitizen

Lol!! You cannibal, you....


30 posted on 01/16/2014 9:12:19 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Born to Conserve

Things aren’t always what they seem. ;-)


31 posted on 01/16/2014 9:13:19 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes, Dolphins and whales descend from mammals that returned to the sea. In Darwin’s time no transitional fossils of that particular sequence had been found, but he predicted that transitionals between land mammals and modern cetaceans would be found and he turned out to be absolutely correct; a very nice sequence of such transitionals exist. No-one can say for sure that any particular “transitional” fossil is truly an ancestor of modern cetaceans but if Darwin was wrong his prediction was extraordinarily lucky (along with many other “lucky” predictions he made about the natural world and the fossil record.


32 posted on 01/29/2014 9:57:32 AM PST by Thatcherite (I'm PatHenry I'm the real PatHenry all the other PatHenrys are just imitators)
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