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Evolution - why we don't see it in fossils

22 April 2013, 10:37
One of the reason theists do not believe in evolution because we do not see this in fossils that are dug up? Why not?

Here are 2 such typical expressions

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080114175218AAyEr9e
Fossils: IF, we all have a common ancestor that came from a boiling lake then gradually changed for a period of millions of millions of years due to mutations and enviromental facotrs, then we should see this gradual transition evident in millions and millions of fossils................
Have you ever seen the fossil of half a man,half a fish? Half a goat and half a cow? Where is the millions and millions of fossils that show this evolution?

Martin Shane
> Until you can furnish me with factual evidence i boldly state evolution is a fat con lie and you atheists are the biggest believers in fairy tales and utter fools
http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Finally-Proof-that-there-is-no-God-20130419

So, you've got to admit, it looks like they might have a point, why is there not millions and millions of fossils that show evolution?

I think the answer is quite simple, you just have to open your eyes and your mind to it.

To start with my postulation, I have taken some lines from
http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BC/Bacterial_Mutations.php.
I urge you to read this to understand the background behind this postulation, this was in 1943

"Scientists had long observed differences between bacterial colonies, but had never realized that these differences were the results of mutations. "

"By analyzing their data further, Luria and Delbruck were also able to determine the rate of bacterial mutation from virus-sensitive to virus-resistant. The likelihood of any single bacterium mutating during each cell division was extremely low - only about one in a hundred million, explaining why it was so difficult to detect and study bacterial mutations."

Back to my postulation...

If species behave the same as bacterial colonies, and there are no reason to believe otherwise as we are all carbon-based, then I believe we should find the following...

1. Although mutation occurs very seldom (1 in 100 million) of the species, once it does, it happens very fast, within a single generation or a very minuscale number of generations. Like the bacteria observed, they are immediately virus-resistant. If they are not immediately virus-resistant they would die out immediately.

2. Furthermore, because most species are multi-celled, these mutations of some cells, "trigger" other cells within the same individual to mutate as well, changing one species rapidly into another.

3. The reason we do not see this..is simply that we do not dig up 100 million of a species and because it changes the individual of the species so rapidly. Did we dig up 100 million dinosaurs. No, not even close. Was there more than 100 million? Probably much, much more. There is no reason to believe there were not billions of them, after all the period in which they lived, lasted 165 million years. This is much longer than humans exists and there are billions of us.

"Dinosaurs are a group of reptiles that are most well known for having lived in the Mesozoic era from about 230 million years ago until and extinction even 65.5 million years ago"
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_dinosaurs_and_when_did_they_live

So, even though most people expect millions of millions of fossils in a transition state, we then have to dig up 100 million of a species on average to see 1 in transition. By the time we find it, it is already the mutated individual and we are looking at the new species, so we would never know which one it is even though we were looking at it.

4. Evolution is like the monsoon rain in India..you cannot predict when it will start, but when it starts, it occurs very rapidly.

And that is my take on evolution..now, let's hear where I am wrong...

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