Sunday, December 03, 2006

Did someone say "transitional form?"

Yes--I did, the other day. The anti-evolutionists argue that transitional forms are lacking in the fossil record, yet more and more are reported. This time it's a fossil whale, Aetiocetus weltoni, from around 24-28 million years ago that provides evidence "of the stepwise transition toward baleen feeding" that some toothed whales had undergone.

Source: Erik Stokstad in Science (10 November 2006, p. 921), reporting on the October meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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