To Greenboy Re Hoatzin I am not quite sure what point this bird makes in your argument. It is an unusual bird. So what? it is no Archaeopteryx or anything like it. Re Coelacanth A fascinating animal. This actually strengthens evolutionary ideas, since it provides a modern example to be studied of the lobe finned fishes, and expands our knowledge. It is far from being the only example of an ancient life form that survives to the present day. The phylum Brachiopoda shows its first examples in sediments of precambrian age, and slightly more developed examples are still common today. Do you think that, because evolutionists change their views with better and more up to date knowledge, that disproves evolution? That is a pretty strange and twisted bit of logic. All scientists change their views with new data. That is a mark of a good scientist. The earliest fishes similar to the Coelacanth evolved 400 million years ago. Another fossil called Tiktaalik of a lobe finned fish is found in Greenland. Tiktaalik is clearly a precursor to the early amphibians such as Acanthostega and Ichthyostega, which appeared in the fossil record a few million years after Tiktaalik. This puts the lobe finned fishes, of which the coelacanth is a fantastic member, firmly on the evolutionary path to land vertebrates. The fact that it was some of the coelacanth's relatives, and not the coelacanth itself that so evolved does not change the evolutionary path as we know it from those wonderful fossils.