posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:54 AM
It's not a missing link.
Of course those who support Darwin will try to claim that it's a missing link but it's not.
It's not a species in transition, it's a well defined species. Darwin was right that we evolve but this is a product of design not of transition
through intermediate steps.
We evolve because of the design that's inherent in whats called Junk DNA. The design reacts to our enviroment and it has nothing to do with Darwin's
version of evolution.
Microbiologist James A. Shapiro of the University of Chicago has done extensive research on this very question and has published a number of papers
confirming that yes, there is an adaptation mechanism in DNA that is marvelously sophisticated. Mr. Shapiro has discovered that a protozoa, subjected
to extreme environmental stress, can splice its own DNA into over 100,000 pieces (!), re-arrange them in a highly systematic fashion, producing new
protozoa that inherit a new set of characteristics.
This shows you don't need mutations in order for a species to gain new characteristics. This can occur on a molecular level when DNA responds to the
"As by this theory, innumerable transitional forms must have existed. Why do we not find them embedded in the crust of the earth? Why is not all
nature in confusion instead of being, as we see them, well defined species?" — Charles Darwin
The reason all of nature is not in confusion is because evolution is a product of design. Well defined species appear in the fossil record, not
Darwin's successive steps don't occur. There not small steps but huge leaps because it's inherent in the design.