Or, you're a moron that doesn't understand how evolution works.
3/13/2012 3:39:18 AM
Or...you know...the beaks hardened each generation and provided an advantage in getting food over softer beak birds.
3/13/2012 3:40:11 AM
evolution does not have a goal towards which it is aiming. And there are some mighty tasty bugs under the bark.
3/13/2012 3:40:13 AM
A person who should turn the computer off and use his brain and start to ask questions and then try to find the anwsers
3/13/2012 3:48:15 AM
Nice try Lamarck, but no.
3/13/2012 4:13:01 AM
A number of birds feed on insects under tree bark, especially that of dead and rotting trees. No suicidal headbanging needed.
Woodpeckers are uniquely adapted to their niche, but their feeding technique is simply a refinement of techniques other birds--such as their distant ancestors--already used.
3/13/2012 4:19:56 AM
And here I thought ancestors to modern woodpeckers were just big fans of Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, and Mötley Crüe.
3/13/2012 4:37:29 AM
Obvious straw bird is obvious?
Seriously, how small a fictitious gap can their sky-daddy survive in? Apparently, he can be found in bird-brains.... :)
3/13/2012 4:43:44 AM
Digging bugs out of bark or a hole in something is a practice of most birds. That one, several species actually, developed a hammering technique to open the holes up is hardly surprising. I've seen other birds use their beaks like pick-axes in softer bark, this is what evolution is predicted to do, if it's advantages it will pass these traits on.
No God needed
3/13/2012 4:51:39 AM
Yet another RR poster demonstrates he has zero understanding of evolution.
3/13/2012 5:28:28 AM
"They create solutions to problems that never existed....."
Too true, but this applies to you LoserX, not evolution.
3/13/2012 5:34:41 AM
According to the creationist lunatics, dirt was regular dirt until a magic man poofed it into people.
They create myths and then create junk science to dress up those myths with emperor clothes to make it seem more believable.
3/13/2012 5:39:53 AM
And since these "evolutionist lunatics" dont exist outside your fevered delusions... they are moot.
3/13/2012 6:00:06 AM
Pick up a book SPECIFICALLY about how so-called "irreducibly complex" structures evolved, and read it from cover to cover. Then we'll talk.
3/13/2012 6:03:24 AM
Or... the birds with long beaks realized they could peck holes in trees.
Ah, what do you care anyway? You think the earth is only 6,000 years old and Jesus is coming to make you fly up to heaven any minute now.
3/13/2012 6:03:58 AM
We should obviously reject evil-utionism in favor of the plainly superior creation account, according to which God intelligently designed woodpeckers to eat grubs, except that all animals were vegetarian before Adam and Eve ate that fruit.
3/13/2012 6:14:56 AM
Other birds eat bugs in trees too. The stronger beak and head cushioning of the woodpecker only makes that job easier and enables it to find bugs in harder bark. It's not like their ancestors went straight for snakewood, they started with softer trees and worked their way up.
3/13/2012 6:49:05 AM
"Yeah according to the evolutionist lunatics, woodpeckers were regular birds who began to kill themselves over time beating their beaks into the trunks of trees and smashing their beaks, heads, and brains in until they developed the ability to peck the trunks with no harm to themselves"
That's not even fucking wrong. In fact, wrong would be an astronomical improvement over ... this, whatever it is.
"They create solutions to problems that never existed"
You should be quiet now and stop trying to sound like you know something.
3/13/2012 7:10:24 AM
Most insect-eating birds peck things to find their food, and many insects hide their larvae under bark to keep them from being food. The better a bird was at pecking its way into bark, the better it ate. The deeper an insect hid its eggs, the less it got eaten. Biologists call it the "Red Queen" effect - an arms race between predator and prey. What's so unbelievable about that?
3/13/2012 7:38:27 AM
Let's do an evolution experiment. You bang your head against a tree for as long as you can and I will measure the development of your beak.
3/13/2012 7:46:21 AM
Yeah, according to Rapture Retards, woodpeckers were magically created as-is by an all-knowing, all-seeing, omnipresent super-being so that when Walter Lantz was born 6,000 odd years later, he would have a subject for his idiotic cartoons. God has a very rudimentary sense of humor and he loves that violent stuff. Just read the OT if you don't believe me.
Gee, that's much easier to swallow. Swallow? that's a whole 'nother bird, and now I better duck before someone wings me with a bat* for this flock of puns. I'd keep going, but I'm too chicken.
* It's a bird according to the Bible!
3/13/2012 8:04:56 AM
Lion, speaking of being too chicken, I once had a Rhode Island Red rooster named Roger, who regularly hammered his way into palmetto trunks to get palm weevils. By the way, do I know you?
3/13/2012 9:21:02 AM
That is so fucking retarded that I knew instantly it was from Rapture Ready.
3/13/2012 9:24:19 AM
Later in the same thread, a member proudly describes how he blew a woodpecker apart with his shotgun because the noise bothered him. So much for respecting "God's creations".
3/13/2012 10:02:11 AM
If they can'r murder doctors and homos, they can at least murder birds.
3/13/2012 10:08:20 AM