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You cannot associate the poor flying capability of the peacock to a genetic mutation or disability. The peacock seems to be transitioning from birds that make their living flying - to a flightless bird such as the ostrich, emu, cassowaries, rheas and kiwis. See below:




Eyeofhorus33 wrote:
The species has evolved with feathered wings so that ALL peacocks should be capable of flight.

I expect the peacock, as with other species that have transitioned from flying birds to ground based birds, will have some that can fly and some that cannot. Certainly there would have been a time, while evolving from flying birds to flightless birds, when some ground based avian species could fly; and some could not. So I do not know why you insist that ‘ALL’ peacocks, not inflicted by mutation or disease, should be capable of flight.

The point I was making in Darwinian Dead End No 10 was that most of the flightless birds species saw some adaptive reason for growing stronger legs and smaller wings. The peacock however does not appear to have evolved the large tail for any obvious selective advantage. The large tail makes it harder for him to fly, run and hide from predators. The only advantage the large tail appears to have is in attracting a mate. And that in actual fact the large tail would appear to be advertising a liability. Hence it is a Darwinian fallacy.

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The Triptych and the Pyramid 2184 Robert Jameson 14-Apr-19 12:37
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 422 michael seabrook 14-Apr-19 17:10
God Gamete Garbage! (n/t) 327 eyeofhorus33 15-Apr-19 14:31
Re: God Gamete Garbage! (n/t) 297 Robert Jameson 15-Apr-19 23:27
Should this be on Science or Inner Space? 332 eyeofhorus33 16-Apr-19 14:29
Some quiet reflection would be appreciated 314 Robert Jameson 18-Apr-19 04:09
My issue with your problem with Darwinian theory 281 eyeofhorus33 18-Apr-19 18:47
Re: My issue with your problem with Darwinian theory 285 Robert Jameson 18-Apr-19 23:42
Correction to your acknowledgement 275 eyeofhorus33 20-Apr-19 06:21
Re: Correction to your acknowledgement 290 Robert Jameson 20-Apr-19 08:08
More nonsense 256 eyeofhorus33 20-Apr-19 08:19
I have had enough of this 254 Robert Jameson 20-Apr-19 08:58
Research demonstrates adaptive evolution in peacocks 292 eyeofhorus33 20-Apr-19 08:40
Darwin Was Wrong. 310 cladking 20-Apr-19 14:20
Oh dear! 295 eyeofhorus33 20-Apr-19 19:19
Re: Oh dear! 253 cladking 21-Apr-19 13:54
Obvs not read the research yet ... 277 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 19:29
Re: Obvs not read the research yet ... 273 Warwick 22-Apr-19 17:09
Re: Obvs not read the research yet ... 228 cladking 22-Apr-19 17:37
give me a break 249 Warwick 22-Apr-19 17:41
Re: give me a break 277 cladking 23-Apr-19 00:34
Re: give me a break 248 Warwick 23-Apr-19 19:45
Re: Darwin Was Wrong. 280 Robert Jameson 20-Apr-19 23:54
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 324 Robert Jameson 16-Apr-19 03:38
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 369 michael seabrook 20-Apr-19 17:44
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 305 cladking 21-Apr-19 14:23
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 247 Robert Jameson 22-Apr-19 02:07
The Sheila Na Gig 261 Robert Jameson 22-Apr-19 06:46
Dual Sexed Deities 257 Robert Jameson 22-Apr-19 09:54
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 275 cladking 22-Apr-19 13:53
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 231 Robert Jameson 23-Apr-19 02:39
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 225 cladking 24-Apr-19 00:58
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 260 Robert Jameson 24-Apr-19 03:57
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 231 cladking 24-Apr-19 14:11
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 248 Robert Jameson 25-Apr-19 07:55
I did not answer part of your question 259 Robert Jameson 15-Jun-19 09:57
Purpose/ Triptych 281 Corpuscles 24-Apr-19 21:21
Re: Purpose/ Triptych 257 cladking 24-Apr-19 22:26
Re: Purpose/ Triptych 267 Audrey 25-Apr-19 01:39
Re: Purpose/ Triptych 228 cladking 25-Apr-19 14:47
Re: Purpose/ Triptych 244 Corpuscles 25-Apr-19 22:24
Re: Purpose/ Triptych 260 Warwick 26-Apr-19 18:12
Re: Purpose/ Triptych 252 Corpuscles 26-Apr-19 21:00
Re: Purpose/ Triptych 235 Robert Jameson 25-Apr-19 07:59
Re: Purpose/ Triptych 257 Warwick 25-Apr-19 17:48
Re: Purpose/ Triptych 236 Corpuscles 25-Apr-19 21:58
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 280 Audrey 25-Apr-19 01:20
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 270 Robert Jameson 25-Apr-19 08:21
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 228 Warwick 25-Apr-19 17:46
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 241 Robert Jameson 25-Apr-19 23:58
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 282 Audrey 27-Apr-19 20:20
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 235 Robert Jameson 27-Apr-19 22:37
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 238 eyeofhorus33 28-Apr-19 16:01
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 230 Robert Jameson 28-Apr-19 23:56
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 257 Audrey 29-Apr-19 00:37
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 249 Robert Jameson 29-Apr-19 01:14
Re: Dual Sexed Deities 222 Audrey 28-Apr-19 23:26
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 260 Warwick 22-Apr-19 17:14
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 289 Robert Jameson 23-Apr-19 02:42
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 231 Warwick 23-Apr-19 19:43
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 246 Robert Jameson 23-Apr-19 23:14
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 300 Warwick 24-Apr-19 16:42
The Old and the New 262 Robert Jameson 23-Apr-19 10:16
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 271 drefor 24-Apr-19 03:43
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 249 Robert Jameson 24-Apr-19 12:43
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 259 cladking 24-Apr-19 14:31
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 271 AliT 24-Apr-19 19:35
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 279 Warwick 24-Apr-19 19:56
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 256 Robert Jameson 25-Apr-19 08:01


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