Whenever I venture into the turbulent waters of evolution vs creation or intelligent design someone always tries to make a point for creationism by informing me that no fossils exist to show evidence for any transitional species. Why are there no fossils of half dog half cat, they want to know. Of course anyone with an understanding of the science of evolution will recognize that question for what it is. Only the very uninformed or misinformed would make such a statement. On the other hand, if you truly want to see a transitional species you need look no farther than your mirror.
I am not focusing on any one person or group, nor is it my intention to offend, but I got to thinking about the wide range of intellectual abilities found in humans. Ask two people, one with an average IQ and one with very high IQ to solve a problem and see what happens. Individuals gifted with a high level of intelligence will process the information and offer one or more solutions before the not so gifted individual even has an understanding of the problem
Scientists have found that the brains of the very intelligent develop differently than the brains of the less intelligent; there are actual physical differences (read more). I think these differences are an indication that we are continuing along the evolutionary journey. It’s too bad we don’t get to see how it all turns out (assuming we don’t blow ourselves and the planet to bits of dust). We know that evolutionary changes are gradual and happen over extremely long periods of time. Contrary to what some people think it doesn’t happen over night all at once. Neanderthals didn’t one day disappear and presto the earth was suddenly populated with Cro Magnons. It doesn’t work that way.