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Old 08-28-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Watching Evolution Happen

Remember how anti-evolution foes use the argument that no one has seen evolution in action?

It looks like they are going to take a hit.


Australian lizards on verge of evolutionary leap
By QMI Agency

Scientists observing a small group of Australian lizards very closely, believe they may be watching evolution happen right before their eyes.

A variety of Australian skink - like snake but with four tiny legs - is slowly starting abandon egg laying and beginning to give birth to live offspring like a mammal does.

Skinks in the mountainous region of New South Wales have almost entirely moved to live birth. But the same species living in the lowlands along the coast are far more likely to lay eggs containing their young.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:05 AM   #2
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Wow! That is amazing to see a species make a major evolutionary adaptation like changing from egg-laying to live birth right in front of our eyes.
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