- Sep 21, 2008
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Okay .. Editec wasn't right about the domestic canines, even I knew that, however it does demonstrate a simple fact that many who are against evolution (in other words those who fear science making them more intelligent) is that evolution isn't something where a new species just 'appears'. Minor changes occur in the primary species (many of which are undetectable in fossil or even mummified remains) increasing it's chance of survival. Eventually the minor changes alter it's appearance and soon after it's breeding compatibility. However, as shown in Alligators and Crocodiles, the changes in appearance may even be less noticeable than other changes in their physiology. After the changes occur though whether the species actually leaves behind evidence or not depends on if the first generations survive. Typically for every thousand members of a species we will find the remains of one or two, not every single one of them. This also depends greatly on what causes their death and where the death is. Some ancient species only vary by size, such as the branch of the dragonflies and even cockroaches (which are evolving faster each decade now). However, it is far too complex to just say that 'such' evolved from 'such'.