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Re: Here you go
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Re: Here you go

I haven't really dug into this particular find. But just looking at the picture, it doesn't look very fish-like to me. It looks more like a does an alligator...yet this is a different creature as well. But how can one tell just by looking at this creature's head?

But if you read down that article you'll see the following statement:

"The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology. The evolutionary trees that adorn our textbooks have data only at the tips and nodes of their branches; the rest is inference, however reasonable, not the evidence of fossils. Yet Darwin was so wedded to gradualism that he wagered his entire theory on a denial of this literal record: `The geological record is extremely imperfect and this fact will to a large extent explain why we do not find interminable varieties, connecting together all the extinct and existing forms of life by the finest graduated steps. He who rejects these views on the nature of the geological record, will rightly reject my whole theory. [Darwin C.R., "The Origin of Species," Senate: London, Facsimile of 1872 Sixth edition, 1994, pp.312-313]'" (Gould S.J., "Evolution's Erratic Pace," Natural History, The American Museum of Natural History, Vol. 86, No. 5, May 1977, pp.12-16, p.12)


I don't claim to know the answers. Nor will I critise others for their opinions. In fact, I'm perfectly willing to go where the facts and hard evidence leads me. Regardless, though, Science will never be able to disprove God (for good reason!), thus that is where my faith lies -- which is based on my own deep-seated gut feeling. This intellectual scramble over the details is rather distracting, I think.


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