The completeness of the fossil record

@article{Benton2009TheCO,
  title={The completeness of the fossil record},
  author={Michael J. Benton},
  journal={Significance},
  year={2009},
  volume={6}
}
  • M. Benton
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • Significance
Fossils are the data for evolution. The fossil record was already well known 150 years ago, when Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, and it is central to Darwin's theories; yet it is commonly claimed that the fossil record is woefully incomplete. Creationists say that it does not show the missing links that evolution predicts. Michael Benton asks if the gaps are too big to fill in. 

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