Innovation and Speciation:baleen whale feeding (Evolution)

by dhw, Friday, June 16, 2017, 13:01 (157 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: More on the development of baleen whales from a new predecessor fossil:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/new-fossil-fills-in-missing-moment-in-bale...

QUOTE: "Whales are evolutionary superstars. Over the past four decades, discoveries from all over the world have documented how their hoofed mammal ancestors proliferated at the water’s edge and slipped into the seas, turning whales from enigmas to one of the greatest examples of transcendent anatomical change. (David's bold)

DAVID's comment: Note the bolded first paragraph. Evolutionary superstars, indeed!

Stage after stage and variation after variation: a shining example of evolution at work, as organisms adapt and innovate in their use of a new environment. I wonder which of the pre-whales and the variations you think your God preprogrammed or dabbled with before they entered the water as part of his quest to keep life going until he could fulfil his one and only goal of producing humans. As always, thank you not only for providing us with yet another fascinating example of life’s complexities, but also for your integrity in reinforcing the case against your own anthropocentrism.:-)


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