Thursday, 10 March 2011

It never seemed to HAPPEN ..........

Niles Eldridge :
No wonder paleontologists shied away from evolution for so long . It never seemed to HAPPEN . Where we do see the introduction of evolutionary novelty it usually shows up with a bang , and often with no firm evidence that the fossils did not evolve elsewhere . Evolution cannot forever be going on somewhere else . Yet ...that is how the fossil record has struck many a forlorn paleontologist looking to learn something about evolution .
Reinventing Darwin . 1995 , p95 .

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