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By Carl Werner

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Darwin’s e-book on evolution admitted that “intermeditate hyperlinks” have been “perhaps the obvious and critical objection to the speculation” of evolution. Darwin well-known that the fossils accrued by means of scientists sooner than 1859 didn't correspond together with his concept of evolution, yet he expected that this conception will be proven as increasingly more fossils have been came across. 100 and fifty years later, Evolution: The Grand Experiment severely examines the viability of Darwin’s concept.

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24 Visitor standing next to a 14 foot long whale skull at the College of the Atlantic Museum in Maine. 48 N at u r a l s e l e c t ion & c h a n c e mu tat ion s Chapter 4 8. The hyena’s external ears would have to disappear and then develop to compensate for high-pressure diving to 1,640 feet deep. 9. The hyena’s back legs would have to disappear. N at u r a l s e l e c t ion & c h a n c e mu tat ion s 49 Chapter 4 What Are the Differences? Land Mammal Blue Whale Less than 6 feet 100 feet 13 Less than 150 pounds 400,000 pounds 13 Diving capability: Less than 8 feet 1,640 feet 25 Teeth: Teeth Filter for eating plankton Length: Weight: Tail: Tubular, used to show emotion Wide fluke, used for propulsion Front legs: Legs for running Flipper for steering Back legs: Legs for running Absent Air passage: Tip of nose Top of head Dorsal fin: None Present for rotational stability Water intake: Freshwater only Salt water only Fur Blubber External Internal and can withstand high-pressure diving Legs Tail Heat regulation: Ears: Propulsion: Could a land animal evolve into a whale by chance mutations?

In The Origin of Species, Darwin wrote: “In North America the black bear was seen by Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. ” 16 — Charles Darwin Charles Darwin 1809–1882 40 Darwin’s suggestion that bears could have evolved into a whale caused a great uproar in his day. Prominent scientists scoffed. How could a bear evolve into a whale, even if acquired characteristics were inherited? What was Darwin thinking? Some scientists thought that if Darwin did not drop his idea, he would be branded as a teller of tall tales.

Nly as long as an idea has not been falsified using experimentation, investigation, or observation does it remain a valid idea. Scientific theories and even laws are not permanent but may be challenged, changed, or disproved by new evidence at any time. At the time of Dr. von Helmont’s seventeenth century experiment, spontaneous generation was already accepted by scientists and “known” to be true, just as the theory of evolution is today. With his experiment, von Helmont demonstrated what was already believed.

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