Dinosaurs, lizards and birds share common genetic traits. These traits are not shared by warm blooded animals such as humans and bats. There were flying lizards. They have more in common genetically with birds than bats. personally I like both bats and birds.
No, it's been pretty much the same answer every time.
Bats are mammals like us (in fact, there was recently new evidence discovered that suggests they're relatives of primates), while birds are more closely related to reptiles.
They fact that they both fly is due to a phenomenon called convergent evolution, which just means that two (or more) unrelated species have developed the same traits in response to similar environmental stimuli.
exactly. How this happened is the pond slime in a certain area was under the influence of some stong wind forces. One day, a strong gust came up and raised some of the slime into the air. It didn't fly for long before it landed on the shore, but it determined that it enjoyed flight somehow. Though the slime did not yet have a brain there was a code embedded in the dna that it needed to later grow wings and fly.
Listen... its all very complex and i dont have all day to describe what happened over 38.65 million years of evolution, but the point is- Thats what happened.
...and being the critter-obsessed person that I am, I rescued him from the box he was trapped under in a dark stairwell in the parking garage of my apartment complex. I heard furious squeaking from the box and spent a good amount of time hovering around the box uncertainly, nudging it with my shoe...
I've bee watching a bit of the college world series and have heard about the bat change. What exactly did they do and why not just change to wood if aluminum is so dangerous. I saw one hitter that went from being a 400 hitter to a 200 hitter after the change. The bat change zapped his ability to...
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