We were once again aroused by the blaring sirens and lights flashing on the wall display of our Retard-o-tron™. The blinking letters on the wall said WorldNetDaily. WorldNetDaily (WND) is the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed.
The rev’s video is titled The Gravest Objection. It’s only one and a half minutes long, in which you’ll learn that Darwin himself doubted his theory because of the lack of transitional fossils, and he blundered around desperately trying to explain away this terrible defect, but he just couldn’t do it.
We’ve dealt with this before, but creationists endlessly repeat the same old nonsense, so we need to haul out the same old rebuttals. Yes, it’s true — the fossil record is incomplete and it always will be. Darwin recognized this and explained it in Origin of Species, Chapter 9. Gaps in the record are inevitable because not every dead animal fossilizes, and those that do are difficult to find. Creatures migrate and expand their range, so fossils that are found may be far from the location of their ancestors. Additionally, the geological record is often chaotic.
Nevertheless, a large number of rather striking transitionals have been found — see List of transitional fossils. Only a few would be sufficient to support Darwin’s theory because if evolution didn’t happen, then there shouldn’t be any transitional fossils at all. How does the rev explain their existence?
As we’ve done before with the rev’s videos, due to the lack of any rational content, and because there’s so much else of genuine importance going on in the world, please feel free to use the comments as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You know the rules. Okay, now go to it.
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