Darwin’s Pigeons Posted on August 10, 2011 by Troy Britain This seemed apropos: [Hat tip to the WhyEvolutionIsTrue channel on YouTube.] Rate this:Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
Very much enjoyed this post. Great to see Darwin’s ancestors carrying on his legacy.
Personally, I’ve always found it troubling that people who accept artificial selection (which is pretty hard to deny: Chihuahuas from wolves, or the ancestors of wolves etc), explicitly deny natural selection.
Let’s be reminded that the decision to spilt different animals into sub-species, species, or genus, is an entirely man-made artifact. Nature doesn’t work that way, it creates a wide array of animals through evolution, whether natural or man-made, which we then ascribe a label to. And of course, there are “lumpers” and “splitters”.
I ask, if Darwin himself, or any naturalist for that matter, had found that first big-cropped, long-legged bird in the wild, surely it would have been a species of its own.