Tiktaalik

 

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Ref, Kitzmiller vs Dover Board of Education 5/11, 9 min., 51 sec.

At 4:03 in the clip, Tiktaalik the transitional species is discussed. It was newly found at the production of this documentary. It was a flat headed animal with fins modified to operate on land that were composed of bones compareable with our shoulders.

I like the way Tiktaalik is portrayed on this rendition of the tree of life. Itís not positioned as the exact link between Primitive Fish and Tetrapods. Itís shown as a bit more of a cousin. I donít think exact links are usually found. So this is a more accurate portrayal of how these finds work.

Below the scientist describes how this transitional form fits between other species represented by fossils on the table.

See Predictions On Infidelity for an original drawing of the tree/bush of life by Darwin. See also how this contrasts with the meadow model promoted by ID in The Meadow.

See also Transitional Forms.

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