WHAT MORE?….Scientists have discovered yet another fossil that’s a transitional form between one animal and another:
In addition to confirming elements of a major transition in evolution, the fossils are widely seen by scientists as a powerful rebuttal to religious creationists, who hold a literal biblical view on the origins and development of life.
….One creationist Web site (emporium.turnpike.net/C/cs/evid1.htm) declares that “there are no transitional forms,” adding: “For example, not a single fossil with part fins part feet has been found. And this is true between every major plant and animal kind.”
[Michael J. Novacek, a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan] responded in an interview: “We’ve got Archaeopteryx, an early whale that lived on land and now this animal showing the transition from fish to tetrapod. What more do we need from the fossil record to show that the creationists are flatly wrong?”
I appreciate the sentiment, but I imagine that this latest discovery will have approximately zero effect. Sigh.