How the tongue got wrapped that way? What were the intermediate stages?

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    $\begingroup$ Given that is DID evolve, the contention that it would be impossible is false. The probability is 100%, from our observations. What is your evidence that it is impossible? $\endgroup$ – Karl Kjer Nov 9 '19 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ Try looking for rabbit fossils in Paleozoic rocks. $\endgroup$ – Rodrigo Nov 9 '19 at 16:17


Hopefully this should answer your doubts, it both debunks the "impossibility" of such evolutionary pattern and explains how it happened.

The unusual appearance of the woodpecker’s "tongue skeleton" has inspired creationists to use it as an example of a structure too bizarre to have evolved through chance mutations which produced functional intermediates. As the following information shows, however, the strange tongue of woodpeckers is actually just an elongated version of that found in all birds, and is in fact a perfect example of how anatomical structures can be shaped into new forms by mutations and natural selection.

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Source = Anatomy and Evolution of the Woodpecker's Tongue by Rusty Ryan Copyright © 2003 [Posted: May 6, 2003]

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    $\begingroup$ Link-only answers are not ideal, since the link may change in the future. Could you briefly summarize the contents so that this is a stand-alone answer? $\endgroup$ – iayork Nov 9 '19 at 14:58
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I will do it $\endgroup$ – Algae Nov 9 '19 at 15:09
  • $\begingroup$ This does not answer how it got wrapped via nostril and under the skin, does not show intermediate stages. $\endgroup$ – Anixx Nov 9 '19 at 17:37
  • $\begingroup$ I know albeit resuming the whole paper wouldn't have been a little too much? You got the link for that. Once I've provided you with the article name it is possible to find it even with a no-longer working link. What I've written is only as an introduction. $\endgroup$ – Algae Nov 10 '19 at 8:03
  • $\begingroup$ Anixx if the answer was useful to you, please mark it. As I've already said check out the link! :) $\endgroup$ – Algae Nov 10 '19 at 14:54

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