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"Missing link" is the term used to indicate a hypothesized missing stage in the [[Theory of evolution|evolution]] of a species. The theory of evolution by natural selection claims that each species has evolved from another in a step-by-step manner. Therefore, a continuous record of transitional forms should exist from the earlier form to the current form, each almost indistinguishable from those immediately before and after. Where such a transitional form is absent, it is referred to colloquially as a "missing link".
 
"Missing link" is the term used to indicate a hypothesized missing stage in the [[Theory of evolution|evolution]] of a species. The theory of evolution by natural selection claims that each species has evolved from another in a step-by-step manner. Therefore, a continuous record of transitional forms should exist from the earlier form to the current form, each almost indistinguishable from those immediately before and after. Where such a transitional form is absent, it is referred to colloquially as a "missing link".
  
Many evolutionists consider the challenge to find missing links to be a Catch-22. This is because each missing link that is found creates two more new missing links.  Thus the challenge can never be satisfied.
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Many evolutionists consider the challenge to find missing links to be a Catch-22. This is because each missing link that is found creates two more new missing links.  Thus the challenge can never be satisfied. This speaks for the inquisitive and never-ending nature of the scientific method.
  
  

Revision as of 13:26, 10 May 2007

"Missing link" is the term used to indicate a hypothesized missing stage in the evolution of a species. The theory of evolution by natural selection claims that each species has evolved from another in a step-by-step manner. Therefore, a continuous record of transitional forms should exist from the earlier form to the current form, each almost indistinguishable from those immediately before and after. Where such a transitional form is absent, it is referred to colloquially as a "missing link".

Many evolutionists consider the challenge to find missing links to be a Catch-22. This is because each missing link that is found creates two more new missing links. Thus the challenge can never be satisfied. This speaks for the inquisitive and never-ending nature of the scientific method.


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