I am having a fine old time whetting my teeth on the anti-Darwinism classic “The Neck of the Giraffe: or Where Darwin Went Wrong” by Francis Hitching.
My favourite bit of logic so far centres on the paradox of transitional species.
Part 1: If man has evolved from monkeys, where is the transition species? Why are there no half-monkey, half-man species around today? -> If evolution worked by Darwinian mechanisms, there would be extant transition species
Part 2: If so-called transition species are alive today, then they can’t be transitions after all, since they have “obstinately refus[ed] to evolve” between the time that speciation occurred until now. -> If the are extant transition species, then evolution cannot work by Darwinian mechanisms
There is a slight logical contradiction between Part 1 and Part 2. Can you find it?