Sorry for the head banging Stacy, I suppose it was over the top. It wasn't directed at you though.
I was just posting a simple example of evolution in action on a scale that we can all see, not over a long time fossil record, where species evolve into seperate species, by the definition of not being able to breed, that is.(IME some ID-ers don't believe in the timescales of millions of years, so I was just hilighting something on a timescale even a strict YEC or IDer can appreciate)
Am I right in assuming you are meaning micro versus macro- evolution? (like the word "kind" this idea is also something that is the invention of ID, not a real biological idea) You should know this though (Stacy) your degree is in Biology? So I'm not sure.
OK, so let me understand then, you want a succession of fossil records showing one thing evolving into something else? How will I know if it a different "kind", you want one kind --> a different kind, but how, since it isn't a real scientific distinction, how will I know if my examples are different kinds? Since it is a made up term, you could just keep saying, oh those are the same kind, YK? But I will find and link to a sucession, a good one hopefully. Some are a pain to read and don't have good pics and I doubt people would take the time to actually read them (don't blame anyone, some are boring!) I'll just do my best.
So, for the sake of argument, let's use the word "breed" instead of "species" when speaking of the different KINDS of an animal. Make sense? So, let's say, a gull, or a hummingbird, or a chicken are all birds, but they are different "breeds" of birds.
And again, for the sake of argument, let's say the term "species" applies to a particular group of animals, that may have many variations of "breed," but they are all the same "species," that is, birds.
In other words, under this definition of terms, the question of whether or not one breed of bird can or cannot mate successfully with another breed of bird is not evidence for evolution, as it is certainly shown that not all bird breeds can mate with each other.
Now, under this definition, nowhere is there evidence of any species of animal mutating or changing in any way to become another species of animal. Yes, the species can certainly become other breeds, but nowhere is it seen to become another species altogether. (e.g. bird to mammal, etc. as in my example).