1. Menyambal says

    And another example of a living creature going through a transformation that the creationists say could never happen in the evolution of a species.

  2. Crimson Clupeidae says

    I hear the song “I’m a sole man.” playing in the background.

  3. Chris Hall says

    Quick question: Are skate, flounder and plaice descended from a common ‘flat’ ancestor or have they reached the same evolutionary solution independently?

  4. Zeckenschwarm says

    @Chris Hall #4: Wikipedia tells me that flounder and plaice belong to the same order (flatfish), and most likely have a common flat ancestor.
    But the skate belongs to a different class of fish, flounder and plaice are bony fish while the skate is a cartilaginous fish. Also, the skate is flat in a different way than the other two, it’s laying on it’s stomach while the other two lie on they sides. The skate has it’s mouth on it’s underside and it is symmetrical. So they most likely don’t have a common flat ancestor.