Category Archives: The Fossil Record

Darwin’s Doubt and Intelligent Design

A couple of years ago Stephen C. Meyer published Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design as a continuation of the argument he began in Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence … Continue reading

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Blood From Stone … But Unfortunately, He Got Everything Wrong

Mary Schweitzer is a paleontologist who specializes in molecular paleontology, that is in the detection and interpretation of original molecular fragments in well-preserved fossil specimens. She is best known for discovering what appears to be biomolecules, remnants of soft tissue, … Continue reading

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Meteors, Dinosaur Droppings, and More

Joel at Naturalis Historia has a knack for organizing and describing scientific evidence in a clear and readable fashion. Perhaps this comes from years of experience teaching biology to college students. He posts sporadically, but all of the material is … Continue reading

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Evolution and the Creativity of God

Chapter 7 of God and the Cosmos: Divine Activity in Space, Time and History by Harry Lee Poe and Jimmy H. Davis is titled simply God and Life. Harry Lee Poe is the Charles Colson Professor of Faith and Culture … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner?

This is Thanksgiving in the US – time for something light, nothing too involved. Scot has posts up – or coming up – about food … Turkey of course. But fowl fare is nothing new. In the name of science … Continue reading

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Tiktaalik roseae revisited

A couple of years ago I posted on the discovery of Tiktaalik roseae. At the time the fossil was found there were fish-like fossils dating from ca 380 mya (million years ago) and the earliest tetrapod fossil at ca. 365 … Continue reading

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Missing Links?

One of the common arguments brought up to cast doubt on the theory of evolution is the absence or paucity of transitional forms in the fossil record. After all, if there is a slow transition in the evolution of the … Continue reading

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