Category Archives: Paleontology

Timeline of Creationism and Science

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been considering the history and accomplishments of science as compared to those for creationism. It took a while, but I have created a timeline of accomplishments and important historical points for both science … Continue reading

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Transitional Fossils

This is a rather in depth discussion going on elsewhere all starting with my blog about Shubin’s Your Inner Fish. However, there seems to a major misunderstanding and I thought I might bring it up here to correct any misunderstandings … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 4

Teeth Everywhere Teeth are really useful tools for paleontologists.  In fact, they are the reason we even know some organisms existed.  Those organisms didn’t have any other hard parts (that would easily fossilize). Shubin describes some of his early days … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 2

Getting a Grip Shubin opens this chapter with an anecdote about the first (and only) time he taught gross anatomy.  It is odd for a paleontologist to teach medical school level courses, but it happened.  Shubin relates how he was … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 1

Finding Your Inner Fish This chapter touches on how common descent and the fossil record are intertwined.  It spends the majority of the time discussing the actual discovery of Tiktaalik. Shubin asks this question early in the chapter How can … Continue reading

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