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Video: Stephen Meyer on Seeing Ghost Lineages

The problem of identifying the missing ancestors of the Cambrian animals remains a huge, pounding headache for Team Darwin. It’s not the only challenge to Darwinian theory posed in Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt, but it’s certainly one that traditional evolutionists still struggle to explain to themselves and others. Here is Meyer discussing very accessibly why the use of cladistic analysis — stem groups, crown groups, cladograms, ghost lineages — fails to satisfy.

In order to compensate for missing fossils, we have to postulate more missing fossils. So I don’t think that this really solves the problem of the missing fossils. I think it actually accentuates it.

I think so too. Enjoy:

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David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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