Thursday, March 31, 2011

Amazing Find Rock Evolutionary Theory!!

According to The Panda's Thumb, a fossil find in pre-Cambrian beds in the Flinders Range in Australia will overturn the theory of evolution. Nick Matzke writes:
It’s hard to believe, but a reptile has been found in Precambrian strata (specifically Ediacaran) – with preserved skin. This sometimes happens in more recent deposits, but there has never been a case this old. Plus, this fossil is the first one I’ve ever seen that could meet Haldane’s criteria for falsifying evolution: a Precambrian rabbit. I mean, I guess now that push comes to shove I have to say that I wouldn’t give up evolution because of one out of place fossil, but I’ve always prided myself on sticking to the evidence, so I figured I should post it as soon as I heard about it.
Here is the accompanying photo that is truly quite startling.

Oh yeah, by the way, Australia is across the International Date line. It is now April 1 over there.

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  1. Anonymous3:34 PM

    Haha, I nearly had a heart attack when I saw this on Panda's Thumb. Then I followed his link to the original source in the comments. Crisis averted.
    Got me thinking about just how falsifiable the evolutionary model is. All it would take is sound evidence of a species grossly out of sequence. Yet, for all the digging we've done, the theory continues to hold up nicely. Almost makes you think we're on to something, hey?

  2. I was a little slow on the uptake and complained that April 1 wasn't until tomorrow before I realized that Australia is ahead of us by around 13 hours.