PUTTING THE WIN BACK IN DARWIN
In the ongoing debate about our origins between Creationists and the Darwinians like myself, TIKTAALIK cannot be ignored.
Discovered on Ellesmere Island,(Go Canada), the fishapod fossil is a crucial missing link between the creatures that swam in the primordial seas and all of the land-lubbin' verterbrates alive today.
Like you and me.
The discovery of TIKTAALIK's primitive wrist and 5 finger like bones hidden within the fins is a significant piece of evidence.
This transitional species, from fish to tetrapod, should shift the debate back to the future again.
Perhaps? Unfortunately the diehard dogmaholics will probably reject it. Lil'Miss Eve O'Lution, she's so misunderstood.
Creationists must come to grips with the fact that they need a better alibi for their hereabouts. Every culture has a fantastic Creation Myth and it is important to examine each one of them with our allegorical goggles. We should celebrate our universal fascination with the
Who,What,Where,When and WHY we are here.
The Creation Myths fundamentally examine the purpose and responsibilities of mankind. The unique burden of having knowledge of good and evil has been a both a blessing and a curse.
Creationists need to choose their battles a little more carefully. So what if Genesis or any other Creation Myth is metaphorical, that alone doesn't invalidate your version of God or undermine the reality about His or Her existance.
That mother of all questions is scientifically impossible to prove or disprove. Besides, that dilly-of-a-pickle belongs to the Philosophers and Theologians and they can have it!
For the vast, bewildered, majority of you comfortably sitting on the fence, this tempest in a teapot must smell a little fishy.
Let's just call it
one small step for TIKTAALIK,
one giant leap for DARWIN.
In the pond of public opinion, TIKTAALIK is putting the WIN back in DARWIN.