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From: Seth Bradley Subject: Evolution in Action - Challenge for Creationists Just read in the latest Discover magazine (highly recommended, lots of evolutionary science goodies this month :-) ) about a recent discovery which adds another nice vindication of the way evolutionary science works. In the 70's, DNA analysis of some of the species in the Galapagos Islands chain indicated that they had been evolving in isolation for approx, 10 million years. The oldest islands in the chain only date to 3 MY, however. Recently, underwater evidence was discovered that indicates that the chain had additional islands 10 MY ago, which have since eroded/collapsed. A prediction was made (that older land masses would need to exist for the DNA analysis to be correct) and sure enough, they were discovered. How does creationism (or for that matter, Ted, catastrophism) explain these events?

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