Evolution: The Evidence

It seems that some Chinese cats have taken the next step in their evolution.

Here’s one of the transitional animals (obviously this is punctuated equilibrium not gradualism, so take that Dr. Dawkins):

Either that or Fluffy has been putting away Red Bull at prodigious rates.

This is the story:
Ready for take-off, Tiddles? Meet the cats which have sprouted wings

Happy Darwin Day!

Today (well tomorrow but who’s counting, and besides the time stamp says otherwise), February 12, marks the day Charles Darwin entered this world by decree of His Creator. In this the year of our Lord 2008, the 199th anniversary of Mr. Darwin’s birth is noted. Click here for more information.

In remembrance, here are a couple of quotations that I hope are somewhat relevant:

From the late Stephen Jay Gould’s Introduction to the book Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea,

No scientific revolution can match Darwin’s discovery in degree of upset to our previous comforts and uncertainties…

Evolution substituted a naturalistic explanation of cold comfort for our former conviction that a benevolent deity fashioned us directly in his own image, to have dominion over the entire earth and all other creatures–and that all but the first five days of earthly history have been graced by our ruling presence.

This one comes from the poem, “Creed”, written by British journalist Steve Turner,

If chance be the Father of all flesh,
disaster is his rainbow in the sky,
and when you hear

State of Emergency!
Sniper Kills Ten!
Troops on Rampage!
Whites go Looting!
Bomb Blasts School!

It is but the sound of man worshiping his maker.