Re: [humanism-174] Paucidentomys vermidax

From: Russell S.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 4:01 PM
I just have to wonder what would make the creationist think this little example couldn’t  be EXACTLY IT.   That is, what makes him think this isn’t simply the way God creates all the new species?    what would be the problem with accepting that?   Does the Bible say all the creations were done in 2 minutes -  why couldn’t they take millions of years?     And then the bigger question I always want to know is what good it does to argue about this subject?
 
Sent: Tuesday, August 28,[masked]:23 PM
Subject: Re: [humanism-174] Paucidentomys vermidax
 
The creationist will almost always rebut this by saying that yes, a species can CHANGE but they are still rats.  This is of course a misunderstanding of how species differentiate, but that will be their comeback. 
 
Tim
 
In a message dated 8/28/2012 3:06:40 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
The next time a creationist claims there are no currently evolving or transitional forms, ask them if they've ever bothered to research that question.  This little rodent has been making the headlines:
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2191799/New-rat-species-discovered-remote-rainforest-lives-exclusively-earthworms.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paucidentomys_vermidax
 
Compare its skull to the related genus Rhynchomis: http://www.bioone.org/action/showFullPopup?doi=10.1644%2F06-MAMM-A-090R.1&id=i1545-1542-88-2-287-f05
 
(Of course, they'll probably think that doesn't count, since it's not a more charismatic or well-known type of animal).




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