posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 07:38 AM
Apes walk on on both all fours and upright. This ape did just that. After an illness it started walking only on its hind legs. Any of its offspring
will walk on both. It has no genetic predisposition to walking on on its hind legs.
Nothing has changed on the genetic level, no new species was formed.
This is not how evolution works. Evolution happen through random genetic traits appearing in offsring then through the forces of natural selection,
bottle necking, and random extinction events that species developes into two seperate species.
This is a normal ape that only walks upright post-infection.
If a dog gets hit by a car and loses a leg, then learns to walk on 3 legs, its pups will still be born with 4 legs and walk on those 4 legs.
Now if a dog is born with a genetic mutation that causes it to only have 3 legs, and it learns to walk with just those 3, then THAT is evolution
because it is a genetic trait that will be passed down.
Just for clarity, evolution does exist, its been proven in fast reproducing species of bacteria and fruit flies and has very strong evidence in past
speciation. But this case is not evolution.
If people are going to understand and accept evolution they need to truely understand how it works.