Author Topic: Something Fishy  (Read 594 times)

Offline Solitary (OP)

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Re: Something Fishy
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 11:05:49 PM »
Very interesting. Shit like this is what keeps confounding the creationists. Good post.

Re: Something Fishy
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 12:33:38 AM »
"If a fish could walk on land, would it still be a fish?"

Yes.  Yes is the answer.  They don't switch clades the instant their fins touch land or anything.  That'd be stupid.

And "fish" is a paraphyletic group that doesn't make much sense in light of evolution since it includes a common ancestor and some but not all of its descendents.  Rephrased in accurate terminology the question becomes "If a vertebrate could walk on land, would it still be a vertebrate?".  And that answer is a resounding duh.