Fossil Friday: Fossil Sea Cows and the Abrupt Origin of Sirenia and Desmostylia

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So, is every thing OK with Darwinism after all? No so fast. Actually, there are some problems that do not square well with a Darwinian scenario. Source
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Fossil Friday: Fossil Hyraxes and the Abrupt Origin of Hyracoidea

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Of course, it is only we “nitpicking” intelligent design proponents who point out such incongruences. Source
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Fossil Friday: The Giant Armadillo Glyptodon and the Abrupt Origin of Xenarthrans

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Should we dare to consider the possibility that something is wrong with the Darwinist assumptions? Heaven forbid! Source
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