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This vestigial hindlimb is evidence of basilosaurids' terrestrial heritage. The picture below on the left shows the central ankle bones (called astragali) of three artiodactyls, and you can see they have double pulley joints and hooked processes pointing up toward the leg-bones. Below on the right is a photo of the hind foot of a basilosaurid. You can see that it has a complete ankle and several toe bones, even though it can't walk. The basilosaurid astragalus still has a pulley and a hooked knob pointing up towards the leg bones as in artiodactyls, while other bones in the ankle and foot are fused. From the ear bones to the ankle bones, whales belong with the hippos and other artiodactyls
originally posted by: NthOther
originally posted by: SpongeBeard
Seriously guy, go read a book.
Why don't you cite some proof out of said books, as the OP asked?
originally posted by: TzarChasm
originally posted by: AlienView
a reply to: Phantom423
What I said is:
"So is Intelligent Design a science? NO - it is a methodological and philosophical way of observation.
- A way to observe science."
it doesnt observe science, it exploits it.
but is it superior to the theory of modern evolutionary synthesis? this is in fact the question. and you have failed to answer it. actually, i take that back. you have answered plenty in your inability to either refute evolution or demonstrate intelligent design as a viable alternative. you and everyone else has failed to do this, and thats what the whole thread has been about - confirming the "primary axiom". so far, the primary axiom isnt an axiom at all. its an opinion. on a conspiracy forum. defended by a bunch of other opinions on said conspiracy forum. if thats what you call a methodological and philosophical way of observation. criticizing science when you dont understand how science works, then hijacking science to confirm what science actually refutes. i feel like this has happened before...has it happened before?
Another evolution debate
ANOTHER evolution debate
Yet another evolution debate
Have we been here before?
Wait, again? Seriously?
maybe its just me.
originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: TzarChasm
And we all know he's going to pull the "I want evidence", but ignore the thing he was asking for. Just like every other thread he's done it in.