New show on the Science Channel called "Mutant Planet". They just went through the history of New Zealand and because there is a thousand miles of ocean in every direction, birds filled every evolutionary niche. There was only one species of mammal and that's bats. They even have carnivorous "snails" about the size of your fist. Watching it hunt, catch and eat was amazing. I love the way they went through "transitional forms". You see, transitional forms are all around us, but in a world of nothing but birds, they are easier to pick out. Then they are verified through "genetics". Ain't modern science grand? Why some don't find this interesting, I don't know? Some, believe it or not, even find it "threatening". Or, without a shred of evidence, "a lie". Unbelievable!