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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:58 PM

First nominee for the 2013 Golden Crocoduck

The Golden Crocoduck is awarded every year for the biggest breach of the ninth commandment in pursuit of the creationist cause. Voting is in September, and the winner is announced on October 28, the feast day of St. Jude Thaddeus, patron saint of lost causes


On the changed morphology of the coelocanth:

"Patterns, trends, and rates of evolution within the Actinistia"
Richard Cloutier, Environmental Biology of Fishes,1991

"Major histocompatibility complex class I genes of the coelacanth"
Latimeria chalumnae
Betz et al., Proc. Nati. Acad. Sci., 1994

On the morphological and genetic differences between modern and late pleistocene wolves:

"Megafaunal Extinctions"
and the Disappearance
of a Specialized Wolf Ecomorph
Jennifer A. Leonard et al., Current Biology, 2007

There were too many illustrations in The Atlas of Creation to highlight in this short video, but I did look at a few in detail, and they all showed clear evidence of evolution.

See also "The rapid evolution of the tuatara", Nature 27 March 2008, which shows the tuatare has a very high rate of genetic evolution, despite being thought to have changed very little.

"The Origin and Early Evolution of Turtles" -- Olivier Rieppel and Robert R. Reisz, Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 1999 belies The Atlas of Evolution claim about the non-evolution of turtles.

"Evolution of the Freshwater Eels", Aoyama and Tsukamoto, Naturwissenschaften, 1997, shows how eels evolved in Indonesia and diversified worldwide.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:42 PM

1. Potholer is an excellent YT channel

I have his series on the climate debate posted on my journal page as a public service announcement. But I encourage others to click through the video to his channel and check it out.

It's pretty pathetic that the most basic principles of evolutionary theory have to explained and defended over and over again. As always, he does a good job at picking apart the opposing argument and presenting the facts.

Thanks for posting.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:53 PM

2. Delightful!


Thanks for posting such an enjoyable send-up of a high flying, creationist blowhard. I'll be sure to pass it on.

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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:31 AM

3. The future of Medicine based on evolutionary genetics. Presently an MD studies the genes of heart

patients in order to prescribe the proper medicines. Then again a person could go see a doctor trained through Creationism, who provides medicine based on every person's heart is the same; one like the Image of God's heart. Image versus Reality. Creationism versus Evolutionary Genetics.

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