posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 12:15 PM
reply to post by Cabin
Automobiles have been around for oh, 127 years? Swallows (but apparently not other birds) have managed to adapt in that time by producing shorter
wingspans "according to scientists" in their infinite wisdom.
Humans on the other hand have reportedly been around as homo sapiens for roughly 250,000 years according to these same scientists. You know what has
been plaguing us that entire time? Tornados. Volcanos. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Lightning. Wind. Rain.
I wonder, did we gain any new physical traits in those 250,000 years to combat such common things? Nope. One might argue that in the case of humanity,
technology has taken up that role and made adaptation unnecessary, but at the same time that damn squirrel is still running across the road in front
of me and everyone else and turning around at the last second. I don't see him or anything else adapting to automobiles.
So, to assume that swallows have adapted to automobiles is ignorance on scientists parts because they simply NEED to have an explanation, and instead
of actually searching for the real explanation - modern science instead seeks to create ones. And the ones that are most popular are anything to do
with human intervention, because it makes us as a race feel oh so more involved and powerful over the world around us.
Fact is, these scientists have no idea why SOME swallows developed shorter wings just why scientists can't tell you why some humans have shorter
arms. I never said all humans are shorter or have shorter arms, I'm saying some do and it has nothing to do with adaptation it just has to do with
genetic differences and the passing of traits.