> > Overall Fossil Record Order
> > first simple single celled life (prokaryotes) below
> > first simple single celled life (with photosynthesis) below
> > first complex single celled life (eukaryotes) below
> > first multi-cellular organisms below
> > first shelled organisms below
> > first insects below
> > first amphibians below
> > first reptiles below
> > first dinosaurs below
> > first birds below
> > first placental mammals below
> > first apes below
> > first hominids
> Weasal Dan Carlton: What evidence shows any of
> the above life forms evolved.
Tin: Can we expect you to keep asking
the same brain dead, already answered, questions
over and over again Dan ? I guess I'll need
to keep a copy of my answer so I can
effortlessly answer this question next time
when Dan asks it again after ignoring the
First, the fossil evidence above is in
itself evidence for evolution and evidence
against creationism. According to creationism
all major life forms were specially created
within six days of each other. The fossil
record facts above show that idea is wrong.
Another example of big, sticky Bible error.
It is evidence FOR evolution because evolution
specifically says that simple life forms
must have preceded complex life forms because
complex life could only have evolved from
simpler life. Thus, when complex life slowly
emerges over long periods of time from simple
life it is evidence that complex life evolved
from simple life.
Second for large groups of life we have
a richer fossil record showing the evolution
of life and morphing traits from one group to
the other (see far below). For example,
we have fossil record showing the slow morphing
of reptiles to birds and primite hominids to modern
humans. In the case of birds we see robust reptilian
traits on all the early birds, followed by the morphing
of those traits into the modern bird appearance.
In the case of human evolution, we have the morphing
of a wide range of different traits which include
brain capacity (see parentheses below) pelvic
structure, spinal curvature all these traits
show the classic evolutionary pattern of primitive
to modern morphing of anatomical traits.
Third, evolution is more broadly supported
by geentics. For example, the broken GULO gene
and other genetic scars run down lines of common
The evidence only makes sense in light of evolution.
Sahelanthropus tchadensis (320380cc), ca. 6-7mya.
Ardipithecus ramidus (dental and postcranial remains), ca. 5-6mya.
Orrorin turgenesis (postcranial), ca. 5mya.
Australopithecus anamensis (cranial capacity unknown), ca. 4.9-5.2mya.
A. afarensis (mean of 470cc, range 375-540cc), ca. 3.8-2.8mya.
A. bahrelghazali (cranial capacity unknown), ca. 2.8-3.2mya.
A. africanus (440-480cc), ca. 2.2-2.6mya.
A. garhi (c. 450cc), ca. 2.3-2.6mya.
A. robustus (c. 475cc), ca. 1.4-1.8mya.
A. boisei (c. 450cc), ca. 1.2-1.8mya.
A. aethiopicus (c. 410cc), ca. 2-2.4mya.
H. habilis (c. 500-800cc), ca. 1.8-2.1mya.
H. ergaster (c. 1100-1434), ca. 1.3-1.8mya.
H. erectus (c. 725-1250cc), ca.250kya. - 1.3mya.
H. heidelbergensis (c. 1300cc), ca. 300-170kya
H. neanderthalensis (c. 1350-1600cc), ca. 200-35kya.
H. sapiens (c.1300-1500cc), ca. 170kya-present
---Fossil Evidence Showing Evolution of one Group to Another----
---overview: major categories of transitional fossils -----
1. Transitions from primitive fish to sharks, skates, rays
2. Transitions from primitive fish to bony fish
3. Transition from fishes to first amphibians
4. Transitions among amphibians
5. Transition from amphibians to first reptiles
6. Transitions among reptiles
7. Transition from reptiles to first mammals (long)
8. Transition from reptiles to first birds