Creationist Argument #56


"Name one transitional species."


All of them.

Does that sound flippant? Consider this: ask yourself what a transitional species should look like. Based on evolutionary mechanisms, it would be a species which shares features with other species both before and after it in the timetable. None of its features would be completely unique; they would all show up, even if in somewhat altered form, in related species.

So ... which species fit these criteria? All of them! There is not a single species in the entire fossil record which does not fit these criteria! So what does it mean when creationists insist that there are no transitional species? Simple: it means that they do not know the criteria for a transitional species. In fact, trying to get a creationist to provide a test for identifying a species as "transitional" is like pulling teeth.

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