So A Guy Walks Into Pet Store…

And finds a scaleless Bearded Dragon. He promptly buys the lucky lizard and has its genome sequenced. Guess what? The gene coding responsible for hair and feathers is the very same gene coding for scales.

This is big, because as many of us evilutionists know, the general pathway of evolution went from fish –> amphibian —> reptile and reptile branched off to birds/mammals. Finding that the same gene coding is responsible for scales —> hair —> feathers (generally speaking) is of course fantastic evidence for common descent. Which is the foundational premise of evolution in the first place.

Another hats off to science moment, and another nail in the dusty old coffin of creationism.

The story is better explained where I found it. @ Pandas Thumb.

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2016/06/reptile-without.html#comment-355144

35 thoughts on “So A Guy Walks Into Pet Store…

  1. Amphibians came before reptiles. They were the transitional species between fish and reptiles. Bearded dragons make great pets, BTW. Terrific link, too. Gotta love science.

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  2. Wow, creationists are truly the biggest idjits out there.

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  3. I thought this was already known. Horay, nonetheless!

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  4. Blasphemy! This is clearly the work of satan, as is all science, because God wanted us to be ignorant!

    Seriously though, this was an awesome read. It’s one more piece in the arsenal to use against religious nut jobs like Ken Hamm. Can’t wait to see the mental gymnastics they’re going to have to pull off for this one :p

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    • I have a somehwat smug, yet at the same time sincere feeling that the ignorant are the only ones in need of their gods.

      Oh you can bet the apologists are are like a thousand monkeys typing away at a thousand typewriters hoping to come up with something that will resemble a good argument. Pfft! Like that will happen…

      And I’m glad you enjoyed the PT article.

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