Does the Food Chain Disprove Macro Evolution?

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Does the Food Chain Disprove Macro Evolution?

Post by SouthernApe » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:04 am

Hey folks, good day.

I'm currently learning about the theory of biological evolution and all it entails. However, I've been asked by a friend, If Macro evolution is correct (evolution at above the species level) then, how can we account for the existence of the food chain.

I suppose he is meaning to ask, where would animals get their food and energy from, if for example, one species was not yet in existence how could it's predator get food from it, etc.

Can you all, shed some light on this?

Thank you.

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Post by JackBean » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:34 am

why should it? Most animals are not that much specialized and those, who are, kind of evolved together (but that's usually question of symbiosis, or parasits, not prey and predaitor)
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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Post by SouthernApe » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:15 pm

That was my first thought. For instance, carnivores like Lions for instance, would have adapted to any particular energy source available. And, does not specifically rely on, say, Zebra meat. And, in that case, they probably evolved together.

I think, perhaps, he does not realize that species evolved "alongside" other species. And, perhaps he view evolution as a linear progression. In a linear progression, I could imagine the food chain argument being used.

Thank you Jack Bean

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