Vutulaki wrote:Think of the time spans involved.
I'm not sure the time span really matters. Having useless wings would present no survival advantage and there would be no reason why dinosaurs with useless wings would breed with other dinosaurs with useless wings (rather than those without).
Well, unless for some reason the useless wings somehow appeared attractive to other dinosaurs leading them to mate with each-other more than with dinosaurs without such a mutation. But I'm not sure that it makes sense even in that case, and if it does then it suggests something of Divinity-Guided Evolution, some kind of teleological intention in nature like Teilhard de Chardin suggests (and which is, as it happens, the doctrine of the Catholic Church). If there is a sexual-aesthetic preference between the embryonic pre-manifestations of a higher form of life, this suggests that the Eros of nature is striving towards higher forms of existence.