This isn’t proof that evolution happened. All this proves is that there was another great ape.
If you want proof, check out evolutions that have happened in our lifetime. For example, the snail bradybaena reversed its shell spiralling pattern within one mutation, aka generation, and therefore those with the mutation can no longer mate with those without it, as the genitals don’t line up between the two mutations. Now we have two different species of snails. Also check out bacteria evolution. If you’re really impatient, try virus evolution. [/quote]
That’s interesting. I wasn’t aware of the bradybaena mutation. Can they be artificially inseminated resulting in offspring? That would be an interesting caveat as to the question of artificial(human) selection as it applies to what constitutes a separate species?
I was aware of the evidence on speciation of non-sexually reproducing species(bacteria, etc…), I wasn’t aware there was evidence within our life-time for something like a snail.[/quote]
Probably, but I’m not aware of any attempts. Bradybaena isn’t studied in a lab as far as I know.