Monday, June 25, 2007


Seeing is Believing

Creationists like to say they believe in micro but not macro evolution. By that they mean that dogs can evolve into Chihuahuas or Great Danes, but fish can't evolve into land animals, dinosaurs into birds, or hoofed mammals into whales.

Their argument? They ignore the incremental evidence of speciation left to us by the fossil record, claiming no one's ever seen it happen.

Robert Pringle, an evolutionary ecologist at Stanford University, and Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford and author of The Process of Evolution and The Population Bomb have provided a ready answer for that know-nothing claim in the Sacramento Bee:

"No person has ever seen a giant redwood tree grow from a seed. But one can find redwood trees of all sizes and observe their incremental growth within years."


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