Why would Eldredge and Gould propose such a model? Because they knew the data showed that potential transitional fossils are an extreme rarity.
In the new Spider-Man movie, the multiverse not only makes an appearance but plays a crucial role in the plot.
The paper is authored by three key scientists in the intelligent design (ID) research program: Ola Hössjer, Günter Bechly, Ann Gauger.
In the past, one of the most common rebuttals to ID was, “If life was designed, then why is over 90 percent of the genome composed of junk DNA?”
For those wedded to an evolutionary interpretation of life’s history, the fossil and genetic evidence leave the origin of arthropods a major mystery.