Joined: Sep. 2007
|Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Sep. 22 2007,17:13)|
|Actually, it is Daniel's claim that the fossil record is in a particular state. I'd be interested to know what experience Daniel has that would underwrite his confidence in his claim. But even more basic than that is getting some concrete idea of what the claim is... that is, I'd like to see some anchors tying the goalposts in place before going any much further with the game. As it stands, Daniel says that one doesn't see something in the fossil record, but he doesn't seem to have any clear notion of just what it is or what actual paleontologists would call it.|
My main source for my argument about paleontology is Otto Schindewolf's "Basic Questions in Paleontology".
I'm pretty sure Schindewolf qualifies as an "actual paleontologist".
Did you read the quotes I supplied from that book in any of my posts so far?
"If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance." Orville Wright
"The presence or absence of a creative super-intelligence is unequivocally a scientific question." Richard Dawkins