- Apr 7, 2009
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well before you said it was science bc Darwin's actual observations could be reduced, now youre saying the whole thing abotu common ancestors is not observed, but is rather an presumably accurate extrapolation. its now left the realm of hard science and gone into philosophy based on assumptions/presuppositions.ytterbiumanalyst said:Of the finches, you mean? I can't say I'm well-versed enough in paleozoology to tell you what that is, let alone when it lived. But thanks to science, I do know the method by which the modern species of finches evolved from it.jckstraw72 said:Darwin observed finches in the 19th century. who observed the supposed common ancestor?ytterbiumanalyst said:
You see, some truths can be extrapolated from data. Galileo saw Jupiter's moons orbiting around the planet, and extrapolated that the planets must similarly orbit around the Sun. Darwin saw the offspring of finches having different characteristics based upon their parents' environment, and extrapolated that all species must similarly be suited to their parents' environment. It's sound science.