"Evolutionists must say that flight evolved 3-4 times independently. (#C4904)
Evolutionists must say that flight evolved multiple times independently: 1
- Bats (maybe twice)
Convergence: A Problem for Evolution
When evolutionists try to draw their "tree" of related animals, they have a problem: not everything "fits." They must say that some things---even things that are extremely similar---evolved multiple times independently (called convergence). They say that eyes evolved 40-60 times independently. This is awkward for evolutionists to explain, but it makes much more sense for a creationist: God reuses good designs!
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Dawkins, R. (1996). Climbing Mount Improbable. New York: Norton.
- Dawkins, 1996, p. 115: “For vertebrates the evolution of flight was probably a different story because they are mostly larger anyway. True powered flight has evolved independently in birds, bats (probably separately in at least two different kinds of bats) and pterosaurs. One possibility is that true flight grew out of the habit of gliding between trees, which lots of animals do, even if they don’t quite fly.” ↩