|Wesley R. Elsberry
Joined: May 2002
The ID advocates in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case last year got their butts kicked hard over claims concerning whales:
Finally, Dr. Padian's unrebutted testimony demonstrates that Pandas distorts and misrepresents evidence in the fossil record about pre-Cambrian-era fossils, the evolution of fish to amphibians, the evolution of small carnivorous dinosaurs into birds, the evolution of the mammalian middle ear, and the evolution of whales from land animals. (16:107-17, 16:117-31, 16:131-45, 17:6-9, 17:17-27 (Padian); P-855.25-855.33, P-855.34-855.45, P-855.46-855.55, P-855.56-866.63, P-855.64-855.82).
It was unsurprising, since the objection was one of the ensemble of old, bogus antievolution arguments:
There are gaps between land mammals and whales.
And even more on the subject:
The Origin of Whales and the Power of Independent Evidence
These questions seem to establish the ignorance of the questioner rather than any problem in evolutionary biology. Astute antievolutionists don't invoke whale evolution as a problem for evolutionary biology.
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker