BINTURONG SKULL

88 million years

Period: Cretaceous
Location: Yun Nan, China

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Darwin imagined that living things changed slowly. In his view, all living things, humans included, were descended from other species and thus arrived at their modern-day appearances. Given that 19th-century science provided no evidence to support his hypothesis, Darwin believed that the intermediate-form fossils that should exist would be found at a later date.Darwin’s closest followers inherited this legacy of belief. Ever since that time, they have ceaselessly looked for the intermediate forms that Darwin believed would eventually be forthcoming. However, it did not take long to realize that Darwin had been mistaken. The unaltered life forms in the fossil record definitively refuted Darwinism. One blow to this superstitious belief, sought to be kept alive solely as an ideology, is the 88-million-year-old binturong skull illustrated.

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