palmbeacher wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:58 am
.....Species can adapt, just not in situations where the change is too rapid (remember dinosaurs?).
Anyway, please keep believing all the scientists are wrong. Your children and future generations will be very proud of you.
The simplification of the concept in bold, is what makes it wrong. Catastrophic changes drive evolution in one direction, slow changes drive evolution in another direction. Both have been extremely important in Earth's history. And the result of both is the reason why the species that are here, ARE HERE, in this tiny moment in the Earth's history and future.
Quick and catastrophic changes eliminate some species with lower populations and open up niches in ecosystems for other species to evolve and fill. They also change the direction of larger population species by selecting for previously useless genetic mutations.
Slow changes over time can actually have an even more devastating effect on species. The evolution of many species where environmental factors have driven increasing size, ultimately turned out to be the end of that species. Most large animals who once walked the face of this Earth have no direct descendants, as only their smaller closest relatives were able to survive and pass on their genetic lineages.
Your statement is emotional, not rational, and certainly not based in science.