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|Quote (Henry J @ Oct. 19 2012,12:39)|
|Species appear abruptly in the fossil record|
Well of course they do - especially the ones for which we have only a small number of fossils, which is presumably most of them.
I think that to most reasonably informed people a sparsity in the fossil record is not much of a problem for trusting the validity of the theory.
The fundamental choice to be made, given the available information, is not whether chance provides a better explanation than design, but whether natural laws provide a better explanation than a design.