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If evolution is true, why is the fossil record not full of millions of transitional creatures ? ( EG half fish half reptile.)?......

If evolution is true, why is the fossil record not full of millions of transitional creatures ? ( EG half fish half reptile.)?


geezer say: If every animal that ever existed left a fossil behind then the World would be knee deep in them by now.
An animal basti die in a very specific set of circumstances to leave a fossil and the vast majority don't.
Having said that there is plenty of fossil evidence that we have evolved to become the animal that we are today.
The fossils of Neanderthal Man are 'transitional' !
Elaine M say: There are transitional creatures, we have a lot of them in the fossil record.

For instance, we know every form of the horse from its tiny doglike form to the modern day horse.
Diogenes say: The fossil record is filled with transitional fossils. Every fossil demonstrates a species somewhere in transition from its past to its future. Species occupying a dynamic rapidly changing environment evolve more quickly, as do those with relatively small populations. Those in a stable environment and with large populations tend to evolve slowly -- schooling marine fish, for example. The reason a few species seem to suddenly appear within the fossil record is because fossilization is is an unlikely and rare event -- only a tiny minority of dead organisms become fossils.

Since 1953, with the discovery of DNA as the agent of genetic heritablity, fossils have become much less important to biologists. Now that can examine an organism's DNA, we can literally observe the key process of evolution on a generation by generation basis. There is no question that evolution is a legitimate process that alters an isolated species' genome with the passage of a great many generations.

For the fossil of a half fish / half reptile transitional species, see Tiktaalic roseae.
Nessa say: The transitions were and are in existence now. Try explaining the platypus. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. The animal is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species appear in the fossil record. The first scientists to examine a preserved platypus body (in 1799)[4] judged it a fake, made of several animals sewn together.[5]

The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax. It is one of the few species of venomous mammals: the male platypus has a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans. The unique features of the platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology.
? say: Formation of a fossil is a rare event. Consider: Walk into any forest and try to find the bones of all the animals that died in the last 10 years. Where did they go? Why arn't they being made into fossils so Evolutionary Biologists can have examples of the species that lived 2009 to 2019?
Kiss say: Because the theory of evolution is a lie.
Now I'm talking about the darwin cult.
As for things evolving within their kinds, that happens, but they never change to another kind. Thus the Bible record of animals being according to their kind is proven by fossils.
Darwinian cult crap is not.
tony say: gensis 1;1
Born Yesterday say: Popular evolution strains to reach Jurassic Park
and usually focuses on the last few million years.
The evolution story goes back 4,000,000,000 years
to the single celled life on Earth which was completely
eradicated 2,500,000,000 years ago by The Oxygen it created.
Many of the "transitional creatures" are not missing,
they're in the fuel tank of your car as "fossil fuel"

Many are shocked to learn that humans share 99% of
chimp DNA, but there's also 90% mouse, 50% plant,
and 20% random viral mutation. Evolution followed
Mother Nature's Law so long before the Bible was written
that she wins by "I was here first"

Digest this for curiousity:
say: You mean like those things that wash up in
South Africa? How much record do you expect? Look around you, you can't find a Ford Galaxy on the road.. It is not planned obsolescence. It Is plain obsolescence
Donut Tim say: Every fossil is a record of a transitional species.

Every living species is transitional, from what it was to what it will become. Biological evolution continues in every species.
Who say: why should there be?

not every species fossilises

not every creature of a species that DOES fossilise will actually fossilise

not every creature that DOES fossilise will leave a fossil that can be found today

It only needs 1 creature to evolve from A to B and you got a new species (B)

so the odds of finding a fossil of that 1 creature millions of years later are BILLLIONS to one against

AND as already said YOU are a transitional creature - YOU are the stepping stone between the species that evolved into humans AND the creature humans will evolve into.

When will that be? - no idea

It will happen when the environment on earth changes enough


evolution is "digital" not "analogue" cos it progresses from A to B in a single step so there aint an infinite variety of species between A and B

THAT would be like having millions of numbers between 1 and 2
(1.5 aint a "number" between 1 and 2 - its 2 numbers (1 and 5) representing a VALUE between 1 and 2
to have a "number between 1 and 2 you would have to have a character to represent it e.g "#''

so NOW we wouldnt have 10 numbers we would have 11

0,1, #, 2,,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

(dont know why I am bothering with this- cos you are only interested in answers that reinforce what you already believe
Riley say: Sigh...not this again. Uneducated idiot.

All fossils are transitional.

All living creatures are in transition.

Evolution is a fact.

Lord Bearclaw of Gryphon Woods say: Not every living thing fossilizes. Evolution is a slow, incremental process. To see the entire change you would need fossils spanning over a million years.

Evolution is true. It mostly is a slow process taking thousands upon thousands of years to see any serious change. Rarely does it happen in a hurry. Look up Bergmann's Rule, the London peppered moth, the green warbler Himalayan migration, the gills of the pillbug (that is a living breathing transitional animal), the vestigial leg bones of the whale, antibiotic resistant pathogens, the human vestigial tail, the fact that we are primates sharing 96% of our DNA with the other primates the Great Apes, and also sharing biological function as well as anatomical form with them, to start with.

No, the fossil record shows nothing of the kind. It just is incomplete, and thinking that this is evidence of Creation is trying to make the facts fit the theory instead of the other way around, and its sloppy.
Seawulf say: Yeah, where are all the fossils of the “in between species”?
Dork say: Evolution is filled with transitional fossils. There's no such thing as a half fish, half reptile. Reptiles didn't evolve directly from fish.

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