posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 09:04 PM
reply to post by ravenshadow13
Well then the question is how big would these changes be from the evolution?
Because I agree with your approach entirely, but the reason I bring this up is because I was having a discussion about the ancient giant Monitor
Lizard of Australia called Megalania, and the other person brought up that there have still been sightings of Megalania reported, but as usual nothing
has been confirmed. But I was skeptical about the concept of it still existing in it's present form and brought up the possibility that it may have
evolved into one of the smaller species of Monitor's (or Goanna's, since we're talking Australia here) to adapt to the new environments that were
pushed on it?
He shot it down in an instant and claimed that proportions of the skulls of recent Australian Goanna's are different from the skulls of Megalania.
But would this even prove anything? I mean, if evolution is in question and the animal is living among us, just under a small guise, it wouldn't be
just a case of shrinking down, would it? That just sounds illogical. So wouldn't there be a possibility that the bone structure and proportions of
the skull would be different in a current species from an animal it possibly evolved from?
Like you said, it doesn't make sense for an animal to just 'shrink down' without other further changes..
If you look at ancient insects, even they were known to have slight differences from today's insects.
Though I guess the problem is it would be impossible to prove that one animal is an evolved form of one of it's larger species..
Am I going about this all wrong or am I possibly onto something here?
[edit on 19-8-2009 by Akherousia]