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  • But maybe god did it when Lenski wasn't looking. he's was also tampering with fish back in the day hence we got tiktaalik.

    Blast From the Past

  • Read "Not By Chance" so you won't be so damned ignorant of your opponents. he's was also tampering with fish back in the day hence we got tiktaalik

    Blast From the Past

  • Yet another hypothesis, so look at the molecular data, look at embryology, look for fossil artifacts — tiktaalik!

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • They will deny that fish evolved to amphibian even though the proof of the progression is out there with tiktaalik.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • For a really irritating summary of how evolutionary theory was buttressed by the discovery of the fossil of a transitional (between fish and amphibian) creature -- not just regarding evolutionary theory's predictions about its transitional form, but also how the theory guided the paleontologists as to where in the world to search for the remains of such a theoretical animal -- read up on the tiktaalik, particularly the part about its discovery.

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  • So an evolutionist will tell you that all a gap represents is that a transitional form that fits into that gap has not yet been found -- but you can make predictions about what's in that gap that may at some point be testable -- reread about the tiktaalik to see how that works.

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  • Et tu, Pro? ;-)

    September 4, 2008

  • Chained_bear... his or her inner pelican swallowed his or her inner fish.

    (edited to avoid broken links!)

    September 4, 2008

  • Never mind rt, I think your inner pelican already swallowed it.

    May 14, 2008

  • *wondering what type of fish my inner fish is*

    May 14, 2008

  • Your inner fish? Whahaha!

    May 14, 2008

  • As the discoverers of the creature, we had the privilege of giving it a formal scientific name. We wanted the name to reflect the fish's provenance in the Nunavut territory of the Arctic and the debt we owed to the Inuit people for permission to work there. We engaged the Nunavut Council of Elders, formally known as the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Katimajiit, to come up with a name in the Inuktitut language. My obvious concern was that a committee named "Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Katimajiit" might not propose a scientific name we could pronounce. I sent them a picture of the fossil, and the elders came up with two suggestions, Siksagiaq and Tiktaalik. We went with Tiktaalik for its relative ease of pronounciation for the non-Inuktitut-speaking tongue and because of its meaning in Inuktitut: "large freshwater fish".

    (Neil Shubin, "Your inner fish")

    May 14, 2008