"The bolyerine snake upper jaw could not have evolved slowly over time. (#C4965)
Bolyerine snakes have an upper jaw whose maxillary bone is divided into two segments connected by a hinge. This is completely unlike any other land animal. Evolutionists believe that these snakes evolved from animals with “normal” jaws. But how does a normal jaw evolve slowly over time into an upper jaw that has two separate pieces? Or, as evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould asked, “How can a jawbone be half broken?” 1
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Meyer, S. C. (2013). Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life And the Case for Intelligent Design. New York: HarperOne.
- Meyer, 2013, p. 231: “As Stephen Jay Gould asked of the same system [the two-segment maxilla of the bolyerine snakes], “How can a jawbone be half broken?” Or as Frazzetta himself observed, “I thus find it difficult to envision a smooth transition from a single maxilla to a divided condition seen in bolyerines.” Yet because the intermediate forms would not be viable, building a bolyerine jaw would require all the necessary parts—the jointed maxilla, the adjoining ligaments, and the necessary muscles and tissues—arising together.” ↩