At 12:34 AM 11/6/97 -0600, Karen G. Jensen wrote:
>And just think what paleontologists looking at St. Bernard bones and
>Chihuahua bones would do if they didn't know about everything in between --
>they might call them different genera, when they are really one species,
>albeit more of a rasen-kreise (or however you spell it -- a gradation, the
>opposite ends of which probably couldn't directly interbreed).
I would agree with you here. That is why I object to Christian apologists
and anthropologists using minor differences in the skeletons of fossil man
to place them in different species.
However, the morphological change between a chihuahua and St.Bernard is
astounding so where is the limit? What evidence is there of a limit to
change in this example?
>There has been a lot of speciation, I believe to the family level in many
>plant kinds, and some animals. Things have had to adapt a lot as the
>environments have changed. This doesn't negate the concept of kinds. It
>shows how much versitility has been given to living organisms. But there
>are genetic limits, as plant and animal breeders well know.
Foundation, Fall and Flood