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Evolution hasn't been observed nowadays

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Living things on earth today are not seen to be evolving into something else.

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  1. This claim could only be true given an unreasonable definition of evolution.
  2. Microorganisms have been observed to evolve new functions.
  3. There are numerous examples of observed speciation. An example of an observed speciation event is when the plant Oenothera lamarckiana gave rise to a new species of plant O. gigas in 1905 ce which could not successfully breed with its parents and also had a different chromosome number than its parents. (O. gigas had a chromosome number of 2N = 28 while its parent Oenothera lamarckiana had a chromosome number of 2N = 14.) <ref>http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0006-8071(190909)48%3A3%3C179%3ATBOTCI%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Y</ref> <ref>http://www.holysmoke.org/cretins/speci.htm</ref> alone.
  4. The evidence for evolution does not exist in observation alone.
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References

Williams, Robert (March 30, 1999). Examples of Beneficial Mutations and Natural Selection. The Evolution Evidence Page. Retrieved on 2008-04-15.

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