Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My Year of Darwin 11/12/2014: The earth is a museum - just not a very good one

 Charles Darwin

"The crust of the earth is a vast museum; but the natural collections have been made only at intervals of time immensely remote." Charles Darwin, Origin of Species 1st edition (on Kindle)

This is in the chapter "Problems with the theory" and he's alluding to the very imperfect fossil record. I will not go into Darwin's explanation in detail but he refers to fact that the conditions that promote fossilization are rare. The question of intermediates is still asked by creationists but Darwin answered it over a 150 years ago. 

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