This is not a troll thread I obviously accept evolution as true however I have a question about it.
Over all of the history of earth and life on it wouldn't there have to have been an animal (obviously many but for purposes of question let's say one) an animal who never set foot on land but had a child that did?
I mean the very first lifeform that walked out of the ocean had a mother and father. What kind of animal was this?
If we put cameras on all the worlds shorelines and recorded them for a million years would we see an example of this happening? I mean not like a crab walking out the oceaon but something that doesn't exist now.
Say we killed all human acitivity in Africa and recorded the whole continent for tens and millions of years. Would humans evantually be evolved again on that continent?
>Say we killed all human activity in Africa and recorded the whole continent for tens and millions of years. Would humans eventually be evolved again on that continent?
No because the climate changed, also there's no reason to develop a large brain there anymore so it would never happen
>If we put cameras on all the worlds shorelines and recorded them for a million years would we see an example of this happening?
I doubt it. When animals first came on land, there was an uninhabited ecological system to saturate. Now there are plenty of land based forms and amphibians already.
I don't even know when the last time was something walked out of water and became land based.
>Would humans evantually be evolved again on that continent?
Something would need fill the ecolocial gap left by humans, and it would most likely be apes. So yes.
>I mean the very first lifeform that walked out of the ocean had a mother and father. What kind of animal was this?
Also there are many examples of fish that use their fins to "walk" on the bottom of the sea. Would it be too big of a stretch to imagine those kinds of characteristics developing further to provide some form of land mobility
Yes, it probably lived by the shore and one day the tide went out and it was on land. Maybe it died.
Eventually one lived to return to the ocean and even later that same creature or a similar one became our common ancestor with fish by begetting mutant land-monsters.
Most likely there were fish who could come to the surface and breath air. Then one of those species started growing long fins or legs that allowed it to walk on the sea floor. Then as these fish were left on shore by the tide, they found out they could walk and eat stuff on the ground that had also been beached. Eventually, this became the preferred feeding strategy for one species, and they started spending more time on land than in water. After years of this, their gills began to shrink and their lungs grow, until they were unable to live underwater.