Yanoconodon, a transitional fossil

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The latest Nature reveals a new primitive mammal fossil collected in the Mesozoic strata of the Yan mountains of China. It's small and unprepossessing, but it has at least two noteworthy novelties, and first among them is that it represents another step in the transition from the reptilian to the mammalian jaw and ear.

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But, it just doubled the number of gaps!!! ;)

I was just going to say that. :)

This is a DEATH TOLL for evolution!! Now let’s get those Darwinists into court and wring the truth from them, like a vise…oh wait, we already tried that.

I wonder how long will this “transitional fossil” stand.

Mats Wrote:

I wonder how long will this “transitional fossil” stand.

Considering how well almost all others have stood up, I’d say very well. And if it’s disproven, it will be by paleontologists applying scientific principles, not by IDiot handwavings like yours.

I have read it,very well!

I wonder how long will this “transitional fossil” stand

self storage said:

I wonder how long will this “transitional fossil” stand

So do you have evidence to suggest that Yanoconodon is not a transition between primitive mammals and reptiles, or are you stupid enough to think that copy and pasting a moronic post will double as wishful thinking?

self storage said:

I wonder how long will this “transitional fossil” stand

Apparently, 18 months and counting, so far.

I wonder how long will this “transitional fossil” stand

Given that it died a long time ago, it probably can’t stand at all at this point.

Henry

Henry J said:

I wonder how long will this “transitional fossil” stand

Given that it died a long time ago, it probably can’t stand at all at this point.

Henry

On the other hand, even though it’s now an exYanoconodon, it, unlike Intelligent Design or Creationism, can readily withstand the rigors of reality.

The other day I tried to explain to a young man that there were, in fact, one million cubic centimeters in a cubic meter. He wasn’t having any of it. “That’s just too big a number”. Remind you of anyone?

If such numbers were “too big”, why did people invent names for numbers such as 10^9, 10^12, 10^15, etc.?

And why are those names different depending on which side of the Atlantic one is on? Huh.

Henry J

fnxtr said:

The other day I tried to explain to a young man that there were, in fact, one million cubic centimeters in a cubic meter. He wasn’t having any of it. “That’s just too big a number”. Remind you of anyone?

Man, that guy will be astonished to learn that there are a billion cubic millimeters in a cubic meter!

I once tried to explain to someone that 1/4 X 1/4 did not equal 1/8. They simply refused to believe me. Oh well, the majority of Americans think that a 1/3 pound burger is smaller than a 1/4 pound burger! And we wonder why creationists are able to fool so many people so easily.

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