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Evolution in progress: World’s largest cave fish discovered in India

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posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 11:18 AM
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World's Largest Cave Fish Discovered in India


The fish, described recently in the journal Cave and Karst Science, may still be in the process of evolving to be a separate new species, says Harries, a study co-author—and could present scientists with a unique opportunity to understand this evolutionary process.

The finding raises many questions, such as how the fish maintain their body size, what they feed on, and how they’ve adapted to live in these caves, which are extremely extensive and deep, many of which haven’t yet been explored. Like most other troglobites, the creature is basically blind and eyeless, though it apparently has some ability to sense light....more at source


One of the big creationist arguments is that we never find intermediary forms or organisms in the middle of evolving. Here's a nice example of an organism adapting to a cave environment and losing its eyesight over time.




posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 12:04 PM
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Snippet “may still be in the process of evolving to be a separate new species”

Bit early to confirm isn’t it?
Adaptation is evolution, no argument but

“Unique opportunity”
Another interesting statement, a precedence? How and why, thought evolution was proven, this article indicates evolution has a long journey ahead, nothing much more

Irrespective, evolution is not a game changer for christianity



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
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Irrespective, evolution is not a game changer for christianity


Hmmmm.....

That depends on the individual Christian you ask doesn't it?

Many are accepting of the idea of evolution, however many are not.

You have "young earth" proponents, "bible is the unerring direct word of god" proponents, etc.

Hell, I've even heard peaple seriously argue that god put dinosaur bones in the ground as a test of faith.

I think you are painting with very broad strokes.
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posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 01:08 PM
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Only homosapiens jumped the gun on evolution in a fascinating, unbelievable way. All other species of animal, including the primates we came from, remain more or less stagnant.

It's because of a gene mutation or something like that. Environmental conditions. I don't remember the details, you'd have to read about it. We're a freak anomaly that has never happened before us in hundreds of millions of years and will never happen after us. It won't happen to us again either.
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posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: FlyingSquirrel
Only homosapiens jumped the gun on evolution in a fascinating, unbelievable way. All other species of animal, including the primates we came from, remain more or less stagnant.

It's because of a gene mutation or something like that. Environmental conditions. I don't remember the details, you'd have to read about it. We're a freak anomaly that has never happened before us in hundreds of millions of years and will never happen after us. It won't happen to us again either.


That isn't really accurate. You had Homo floresiensis, Homo heidelbergensis, Neanderthal, Homo Egaster, Homo Habilis, Homo naledi, to name a few.

We do not know 100% how "intelligent" these different lineages were, but Homo Sapiens Sapiens weren't the only species that evolved a concept of conscious being.

We just happen to be the only one still around.



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 03:28 PM
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Hell, I've even heard peaple seriously argue that god put dinosaur bones in the ground as a test of faith.


That was Bill Hicks and it was a joke...



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
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Hell, I've even heard peaple seriously argue that god put dinosaur bones in the ground as a test of faith.


That was Bill Hicks and it was a joke...


If by "joke" you mean ridiculous premise, no arguement here. Nevertheless, there are many Christians who totally reject evolution as a mechanism. That was really my point.



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 04:48 PM
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Very cool!

Looks like a catfish. Why am I not surprised?

S&F



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 11:30 AM
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please read the primary souce - its free :

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fit - the download PDF button to get the full article



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 12:13 PM
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How do you suppose this is evolution? It's a cave fish, except bigger. This fish isn't even twice as big as the 2nd largest cave fish. That's essentially negligible considering that a Bull Mastiff can be over 100x bigger than a Chihuahua - both of which are dogs. Despite extensive selective breeding, they will never become anything besides a dog.


Nor will this cave fish ever become something besides a cave fish.



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 12:58 PM
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originally posted by: cooperton
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How do you suppose this is evolution? It's a cave fish, except bigger. This fish isn't even twice as big as the 2nd largest cave fish. That's essentially negligible considering that a Bull Mastiff can be over 100x bigger than a Chihuahua - both of which are dogs. Despite extensive selective breeding, they will never become anything besides a dog.


Nor will this cave fish ever become something besides a cave fish.


Exactly!

Very good points!



posted on Feb, 14 2020 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: neoholographic

originally posted by: cooperton
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How do you suppose this is evolution? It's a cave fish, except bigger. This fish isn't even twice as big as the 2nd largest cave fish. That's essentially negligible considering that a Bull Mastiff can be over 100x bigger than a Chihuahua - both of which are dogs. Despite extensive selective breeding, they will never become anything besides a dog.


Nor will this cave fish ever become something besides a cave fish.


Exactly!

Very good points!


LOL!



posted on Feb, 14 2020 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
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please read the primary souce - its free :

source

fit - the download PDF button to get the full article


Thanks!



posted on Feb, 14 2020 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
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Snippet “may still be in the process of evolving to be a separate new species”

Bit early to confirm isn’t it?
Adaptation is evolution, no argument but

“Unique opportunity”
Another interesting statement, a precedence? How and why, thought evolution was proven, this article indicates evolution has a long journey ahead, nothing much more

Irrespective, evolution is not a game changer for christianity


This has nothing to do with Christianity or changing it. It's just about learning more about how creatures evolve to different environments over time. There is nothing to confirm. The fish was in the process of losing its eyesight.



posted on Feb, 15 2020 @ 10:19 PM
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Calm down Barcs, just calm down.
Your headline is a little hyperbolic

It is not really as big and as bad as you think for others



posted on Feb, 16 2020 @ 08:17 AM
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Like most other troglobites it says.



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