From the I can’t believe they went there again files DaveScot and others have resurrected the flagella argument. So, below the fold is a video featuring various flagella in action. One thing to watch for, Bfast comments:
Wilkins, there’s one problem with this argument. The flagellum actually works like a machine. Dispite the image being rendered in a nicely viewable form, flagella spin around, in a controlled fashion, causing forward motion. They actually do that, that part isn’t a cartoon. Get it — spin, forward motion, control, machine.
At about 51 seconds into the video we have a flagella “spinning” and watch which way the organism is traveling…
DaveScot also says:
Or maybe he never stopped to consider that all the illustrations of various extinct hominid “species” in museums and biology books, illustrations of them in the wild millions of years ago, depicted like someone took a 35mm photograph of them when they were alive when in reality that’s more artists’ reconstruction based not even on complete skeletons but just a few bone fragments the size of a guitar pick.
I don’t know about you, but I think this Homo erectus skeleton:
is bigger than a guitar pick. So is this Neanderthal
So is AL 288-1:
So is the skull of KNM-WT 17000
As a matter of fact there are thousands of fossils bigger than a guitar pick which leaves me believing, and not for the first time, that Uncommon Descent is filled with clueless nitwits…
Update 1: And another claim by DaveScott bites the dust. In a later comment Dave says:
I’m afraid Professor Fuller does not want to field questions in the comments here. His only desire was to publically respond to a critical article in a trade journal. In fact he wanted comments disabled so no one would expect him to respond but Bill convinced him that the comments would be at least worth reading and should be enabled. Personally I would have left the comments disabled. If Professor Fuller doesn’t want to wallow in the mud with the pigs who inhabit scienceblogs.com sometimes as authors and in the majority as commenters that’s certainly something I can understand under the rubric “Never wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get covered in pigsh*t but the pig enjoys it.”
Yet, here we have Fuller visiting ScienceBlogs, not once, but twice. If Fuller didn’t want to respond to comments, then why is he, well, responding to comments? At ScienceBlogs no less? (Hat Tip to Bob O’H)