In addition to the fossil record, reliable embryological data from birds are important to understand their evolution from dinosaurs17.
…chameleons also re-evolved an independent intermedium, in the specialized functional context of a climbing reptile. The reappearance of this long-lost developmental pattern in highly evolved organisms like birds and chameleons could be compared to finding primitive clockwork gears inside your latest smartphone.
My comment: Serious scientists are more likely to compare developmental patterns linked to “re-evolved” functional structures to the “re-evolved” bacterial flagellum and ask neo-Darwian theorists where they got their ideas from about finding primitive clockwork gears inside your latest smartphone.
Nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated gene duplication and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions that were fixed in the organized genomes of the bacteria in the context of theire pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction can be linked to re-evolved functional structures in all vertebrates and invertebrates via conserved molecular mechanisms of biophysically constrained protein folding chemistry. Protein folding chemistry links ecological variation to ecological adaptations without the nonsense about “weekend evolution.” There is only one pathway that links the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA.
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Try to place the example of the pathway into the context of re-evolved functional structures that reportedly “re-evolved” in four days, or that linked the evolution of dinosaurs to birds. If you can do it, you are not a serious scientist. Serious scientists have already linked atoms to ecosystems without the neo-Darwinian nonsense about mutations and evolution.