View Thread

Atheists Today » The Real World » Evolution
 Print Thread
Evolution...caught in the act
Skeeve
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/100901-science-animals-evolution-australia-lizard-skink-live-birth-eggs/

[quote]Evolution has been caught in the act, according to scientists who are decoding how a species of Australian lizard is abandoning egg-laying in favor of live birth.

Along the warm coastal lowlands of New South Wales (map), the yellow-bellied three-toed skink lays eggs to reproduce. But individuals of the same species living in the state's higher, colder mountains are almost all giving birth to live young.

Only two other modern reptiles
"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
 
catman
Good find, Skeeve. Very cool!
 
Hypatia
Very interesting indeed.

I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of women would be reptilian if they could be, so they could have the choice of giving birth to live children or laying eggs and waiting for them to hatch.

That could go a long way in dealing with swollen feet, preeclampsia, prolonged 'morning' sickness, stretch marks, etc.
 
Jump to Forum: