AFRICAN LION SKULL

3,5 million years

Period: Pliocene
Location: Yun Nan, China

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The record jumps, and all the evidence shows that the record is real: the gaps we see reflect real events in life"s history-not the artifact of a poor fossil record. (Niles Eldredge and Ian Tattersall, The Myths of Human Evolution, Columbia University Press, 1982, p. 59.) What Eldredge means is that now we have a sufficiently high number of fossil specimens to let us see how natural history developed. In terms of the supposed process of evolution, however, there are also huge gaps between these specimens. The reason for this is not any lack of fossilized examples, but rather that these fossils are incompatible with any evolutionary scenario. The fossil record documents that evolution never took place.

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SM1930