Examples of Evolution

Examples of evolution in nature and the fossil record abound.

You've probably heard of the missing link. There have been and always will be many missing links. For example, when Donald Johansen found "Lucy," a partial Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, he found a link between us and our ape ancestors. "Lucy" truly was a missing link.

However, "Lucy" created two new missing links: one between us and Australopithecus afarensis and one betweer A. afarensis and our mammalian ancestors.

Thus, there will always be missing links that would help us fill in the gaps.

There are some species, however, that have their ancestral gaps well-filled. One is man, but there are many more.

It is those, and some more specific examples of evolution, that we will turn to on this page.

Whale Evolution

Whale evolution is one of the most interesting examples of evolution there is. Whales, like all mammals, descended from reptiles, amphibians, and fish before them. Thus, they left the sea and then returned to it.

It's simply amazing how well we can reconstruct the chain of events.

Star Evolution

I love the stars, and the more I learn about them the more I agree that "The sky declares the glory of God, and the firmament declares his handiwork" (Ps. 19:1)

Stars produce the very molecules we're made of! We're stardust!

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