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[when informed that modern day 'living fossils' feature many differences to their actual fossil counterparts such as modern day crocodiles having different leg structure when compared to their ancient ancestors.]

they're still sharks, crocodiles... that's how you can identify them. Think about it.

scarlets79, CARM 28 Comments [2/2/2008 10:32:45 AM]
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Submitted By: Sam
WTF?! || meh

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Argh! The ignorance! Next you will come up with an ad hoc about God change their leg structure for some divine reason?

2/2/2008 10:50:39 AM


You just can't be wrong, can you?

2/2/2008 11:23:42 AM


And humans are still primates. What's your point?

2/2/2008 12:09:50 PM


Ah yes, but not the same KIND of shark.

2/2/2008 12:14:28 PM


Because they are an effective shape for what they do. I.e Mug animals at the waters edge and eat them/kill a bunch of stuff in the sea and eat them. Crocs are ambush hunters of amazing ability. They pretty much didn't need to change that much to become more effective at their niche. Likewise Sharks show so much diversity within their group. From Basking shark (large, slow and plankton feeder) to the Great White (large, fast and a voracious predator)

Its just that sharks are so effective at what they do their basic structure hasn't changed that much. Hence the similarity between them and predatory whales.

2/2/2008 12:15:22 PM

Mister Spak

They're still different from the fossils. Think about it.

*smoke comes out of scarlets79s ears*

2/2/2008 12:51:32 PM

Star Cluster

We have thought about it. Too bad you haven't or you'd quickly see the fallacy of your argument.

2/2/2008 1:14:27 PM

Doctor Whom

But don't you dare apply the same reasoning to the question of whether humans are still apes.

2/2/2008 1:44:24 PM

Now, that's what YOU science illiterate who wants the easiest way want to believe.

2/2/2008 1:54:27 PM

D Laurier

Oh look, Its scarlets79 Making another batshit insane pronouncement.
Sadly I'm still banned from posting on CARM... Somethig about not sucking up to the fundie liars of CARM administration.
Oh well.

2/2/2008 3:33:33 PM


And apes are apes, we just seem to be rather bald ones (well except for Robin Williams) with large brains.

Don't you think if there was a god, he would of smacked us down for what we're doing to HIS planet by now?

2/2/2008 5:04:06 PM


I feel a headdesk coming on.

2/2/2008 5:36:06 PM


We have. Clearly their adaptations are so well suited to their environment that they have no need to evolve.

2/2/2008 5:51:28 PM


Science does not work that way!

2/2/2008 6:46:02 PM

Old Viking

I've thought about it. Please go away.

2/2/2008 8:43:56 PM


This Flying Turtle says:

2/3/2008 9:53:29 AM


So elephant species' are the same? They can't breed, think about it.

2/3/2008 6:16:21 PM


I'm thinking...

They're different. So they're not the same.

You lose.

2/3/2008 6:31:01 PM


Think about it.

Oh, I will. You obviously aren't.

2/3/2008 6:55:17 PM

Random Guy

May I remind you that birds are classified as a group within Dinosauria? They're still dinosaurs, yet it's obvious that they're different from their ancestors.

2/4/2008 1:16:04 PM

Quantum Mechanic

"Think about it."

Shiny mirror ...

2/4/2008 1:17:31 PM


...Fuck, you're stupid.

[/profound realization]

2/4/2008 4:09:57 PM

Caustic Gnostic

What are alligators, then?

2/4/2008 4:39:16 PM


He supports micro-evolution but not macro. Still stuck on the biblcal method of categorizing life, "kinds." Life can't evolve beyond their "kind." I am not making this shit up, it's in the bible. At least the part about "kinds."

2/5/2008 5:51:26 AM

TB Tabby

"Kinds"...like species, but determined by conjecture and whim rather than research and evidence. Thus, not like species at all.

2/5/2008 11:32:14 AM
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