The giraffe’s neck: another icon of evolution falls

Author(s)Jerry Bergman
Year Published2002
JournalNot specified
Page Numbers120-127
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The giraffe is a major problem for Darwinism for many reasons. No evidence exists in the fossil record for giraffe evolution, nor are evolutionists able to explain why the giraffe’s neck evolved. The most common Darwinian explanation for giraffe neck evolution—the advantage a long neck gave in reaching leaves high in trees for food—is now recognised by evolutionists as likely incorrect, and as a result many other ad hoc explanations have been proposed. Many writers either are unaware of (or chose to disregard) the evidence, and therefore continue to present the giraffe evolution example in textbooks as a major demonstration of Darwinian evolution. 

Keywords: Giraffe, Evolution, Giraffidae, Adaptation, Fossil, Neck, Natural selection

Authors: Jerry Bergman

Journal: Not specified

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