|August 25, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, stasis|
From ScienceDaily: More than 20 million years ago, a short struggle took place in what is now the Dominican Republic, resulting in one animal getting its leg bitten off by a predator just before it escaped. But in the confusion, it fell into a gooey resin deposit, to be fossilized and entombed forever in amber. […]
|August 25, 2015||Posted by News under News, stasis|
Montsechia/Oscard Sanisidro From Indiana University, Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth. The finding, reported today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, represents a major change in the presumed form of one […]
|July 29, 2015||Posted by News under News, stasis|
Shouldn’t we be used to this “no change in 20 million years” stuff by now? Here: A community of lizards from the Caribbean, preserved for 20 million years in amber, have been found to be identical to their modern cousins, say researchers. … “Most of ours had full skeletons, and details of the skin were […]
|July 17, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, stasis|
Butt heads like deer? Further to Oldest animal sperm to date, from ScienceDaily: “It is incredible to think that features found in deer such as the water deer, musk deer and muntjacs today were already represented 270 million years ago,” says Cisneros. The researchers found the Tiarajudens’ marginal teeth are also located in a bone […]
|July 10, 2015||Posted by News under News, stasis|
(485 to 444 mya) We are told: From ScienceDaily: Spectacular Moroccan fossils redefine evolutionary timelines Some of the oldest marine animals on the planet, including armoured worm-like forms and giant, lobster like sea creatures, survived millions of years longer than previously thought, according to a spectacularly preserved fossil formation from southeastern Morocco. ‘Horseshoe crabs, for […]
|July 8, 2015||Posted by News under News, stasis|
From ScienceDaily: Research conducted in Okinawa, Japan, by graduate student Yu Miyazaki and associate professor James Davis Reimer from the University of the Ryukyus has found a very unusual new species of octocoral from a shallow coral reef in Okinawa, Japan. The new species can be considered a “living fossil,” and is related in many […]
|June 26, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, stasis|
Jaws were also more complex than expected. From ScienceDaily: A tiny tooth plate of the 410 million year old fossil fish Romundina stellina indicates that teeth evolved earlier in the tree of life than recently thought. That is a while back. The tooth plate of just some millimeters in size had been in a box […]
|May 7, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, News, stasis|
The following post was generated by UD’s just-acquired, state-of-the-art news reporting app, Earlier Than Thought TM 😉 From the BBC: Scientists in China have described a new species of early bird, from two fossils with intact plumage dating to 130 million years ago. Based on the age of the surrounding rocks, this is the earliest known […]
|April 1, 2015||Posted by News under News, stasis|
Here: The new fossil is the only record of an adult female insect from the Mesozoic, an era that spanned roughly 180 million years. The Mesozoic era was the age of the reptiles and saw both the rise and fall of the dinosaurs, as well as the breakup of the supercontinent Pangaea. The female ensign […]
|March 25, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, stasis|
How does a life form that is still around get to be called a fossil at all? On what terms exactly? We human beings aren’t “living fossils” just because someone can dig up the bones of our ancestors and find out that they looked and lived a lot like us! So what is the term […]
|March 20, 2015||Posted by News under News, stasis|
Here: “I think the term ‘living fossil’ should be retired,” Turner says. “It does little good because it is almost always based on oversimplifications. ‘Living fossils’ often are judged based on some notion of overall morphological similarity. That was the case with crocs. If you squint, these various lineages all sort of look the same, […]
|March 11, 2015||Posted by News under News, stasis|
From ScienceDaily: Arthropods (they of a hard outer-skeleton, like crustaceans, spiders, and insects) very often have larval phases that are completely different from the adults — such as caterpillars and butterflies. Allegedly, one of the reasons crabs have been so successful is that their larval life habits (diet, locomotion, etc.) are decoupled from their adult […]
|February 15, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, stasis|
The problem today is not that the dominant neo-Darwinian theory is wrong; it’s more like this: The price of its being right is scientific meaninglessness.
|February 14, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, stasis|
The researchers suggest that, because ferns require only wind or water to reproduce, they take longer to speciate. That sounds pretty lame, actually.
|February 4, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, News, stasis|
So Darwin’s theory explains everything, anything, and nothing? Thanks for making it so clear.
|January 28, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, stasis|
Researchers: Characteristic snake skull and its parts appeared long before snakes lost their legs
|January 2, 2015||Posted by News under News, stasis|
Researchers say rods and cones indicate that this 300 Myr-old fish likely possessed colour vision
|December 24, 2014||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, News, stasis|
It will be interesting to see whether their internal anatomy is different from that of today’s sponges. Bet not. Some arthropods haven’t changed much either.
|November 26, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Natural selection, News, stasis|
So, in short, the earliest seeds had a sophisticated mechanism that some later plants have lost, due to “natural selection.”
|October 18, 2014||Posted by News under Evolution, News, stasis|
If one must be a crocodile, one will come up with these solutions time and again, over millions of years, one supposes.