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

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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. Well for the sake of keeping it short I left a lot of transitions out of there πŸ™‚ Of course amphibians were between fish and birds/mammals.

    Yeah, the guys at PT are top notch. The resident creationist idjit Byers is always good for a giggle. Dense as a lead brick.

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  4. Actually, I think creationists came before amphibians. You can tell by the immensely small brains they have.

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  5. You know after I thought about it for a minute I went ahead and modified the post with amphibian. It is a rather obvious transition and should have put it there to start with, so thanks man πŸ™‚

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  6. I’ve had various frogs, salamanders and lizards as pets ever since I was a wee lad. I’m fascinated by them.

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  7. One thing for sure, the lineage refuses to evolve from creationist to well informed. They remain ignorant by choice. Then there are the ones who think they are learning something from the likes of AIG or the ICR. Like Byers.

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

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  9. “Horay”. Isn’t that Spanish for George?

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  10. My brother was that kid too. Snakes, tarantula, salamanders, chameleons, and the like. So I had a healthy exposure to them due to his interest.

    To this day I still don’t mind handling snakes we find out in the yard. The non venomous ones anyway. Rat Snakes, Garters, Ring Necks and King Snakes are easily calmed down and keepable for a while before we release them back into the wild. Black racers can be caught but they are mean bastards and do not calm down/get used to handling. They will bite every time. Have played with a Hog Nose snake too a few times. They put on a show. With the spreading of the head, the hissing, and then if you mess with them enough they will play dead. Even cough up some gunk to make it look real.

    One of the boys had a Garter Snake a while back, the darn thing gave birth. We let a bunch of itty bitty Garters loose at the pond. I have pics of them somewhere…

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  11. I don’t believe they had done the DNA sequencing. But it was suspected.

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  12. I had a garter snake bite me one time and not let go. Hurt like a mother. It held onto my hand for about ten minutes.

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  13. You mean Jorge? One of the boys friends that comes over a lot is named Jorge… Prounounced Hor-hay.

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  14. Lol! You ran into an exceptionally mean one πŸ™‚

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  15. Hor-hey is not just for horses any more. πŸ™‚

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  16. Big sucker too. 16 to 18 inches I’d say.

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  17. I know a guy, he used to when someone said “hey” would reply “save your hay you might marry a horse.” I thought it was kinda funny.

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  18. Just remember you had this coming.

    That’s what she said!

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  19. Probably. Everyone speaks Portuguese around here πŸ™‚

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  20. Not Brazilianeze? Go figure.

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  21. Wait till you start hearing the Rio accent. It’s atrocious.

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  22. My accent is Chicago-eze, so I’m not in a position to judge. πŸ™‚

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  23. thanks for sharing.

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. I love sharing! Wait no, I guess that depends on the topic πŸ™‚ You can’t have my cookies!

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  27. That’s what she said.

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  28. You mean weed cookies? Those I don’t share

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  29. Confucious say “that which comes around also goes around” πŸ˜‰

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  30. I’ve never had any weed edibles. All of my weed intake, back in the day, was via the old fashioned art of burning it πŸ™‚

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  31. Nothing has made high as weed cookies

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  32. I had some Hawaiian through a bong back when I was around 17. I’ve still got the munchies and a mild buzz from that experience…

    But wow, I may have to see if I can find some cookies because now I’m curious πŸ™‚

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  33. Should you get, I am waiting for the description of the experience.
    I was paranoid

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