Saturday, March 27, 2010
Transitional Species, Ancestral Species, and Missing Links
Although it has been established that creationists believe in microevolution ("Minor changes in size and shape [that] occur over time" (33) ), creationists do not believe in macroevolution ("[When] one very different kind of animal or plant [comes] from another" (33) ). In proving macroevolution is true, scientists have looked to the fossil records. Compare, contrast, and provide examples of transitional species, ancestral species and missing links. How do those three terms relate to macroevolution? Which of the three terms is the hardest to find in the fossil record and why? Does a missing link have to look like an intermediate between the two species, why or why not?