Transitional fossils

Creationists have an obsession with, and tell a lot of lies about, transitional fossils. Like their claim that none have been found.

If you believe their story – have a look at the latest issue of “Evolution: Education and Outreach“. It’s a special issue on transitional fossils. It has 21 articles, including titles like:

Understanding Natural Selection: Essential Concepts and Common Misconceptions by T. Ryan Gregory
The Evolutionary Emergence of Vertebrates From Among Their Spineless Relatives by Philip C. J. Donoghue and Mark A. Purnell
The Fish–Tetrapod Transition: New Fossils and Interpretations by Jennifer A. Clack
Evolutionary Transitions Among Dinosaurs: Examples from the Jurassic of China by James M. Clark and Xing Xu
Downsized Dinosaurs: The Evolutionary Transition to Modern Birds by Luis M. Chiappe
From Land to Water: the Origin of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises by J. G. M. Thewissen, Lisa Noelle Cooper, John C. George and Sunil Bajpai
Evolutionary Transitions in the Fossil Record of Terrestrial Hoofed Mammals by Donald R. Prothero

There should be enough evidence there for any thoughtful doubters.

Thanks to Why evolution is true

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2 responses to “Transitional fossils

  1. Awesome, I’ve been waiting for issue 2 to come out. I wish the journal could stay free it’s such a great read.

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  2. And don’t forget that famous new transitional fossil “Ida” (if you believe the hype)! But seriously, that’s a really nice collection of papers – and an interesting journal I hadn’t seen before.

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