Would this undermine/falsify evolution?

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Would this undermine/falsify evolution?

Postby a_haworthroberts » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:34 pm

If a particular species (exact same species and same race) of a flightless and sedentary animal (one which appeared on Earth after Pangea broke apart) was found today in - say - similar habitats in both California and part of Australia but absolutely nowhere else on Earth (with no similar or identical fossil evidence found anywhere else on the planet) would that (assuming it has not already happened) undermine or even falsify evolutionary theory?

Something I considered during a two week hospital stay, having treatment for pressure sores.

If so, YECs presumably would say some travelled to the US and some to the southern hemisphere post-flood - all the way from Ararat.
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Re: Would this undermine/falsify evolution?

Postby cathy » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:42 pm

Not really. It wouldn't contribute to evidence but falsify means just that - actually falsify. Rabbit in pre Cambrian for example.

And even if it did, that's not evidence for creationism/ID. It just brings us back to don't know.

Flightless I get but don't know of many sedentary animals, though our rabbit is pretty lazy.
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