The media campaign lead to headlines that were not content with calling the fossil a missing link but simply “THE link” or “the eighth wonder of the world.”
What, exactly, does “consciousness” or “feel and think” mean when applied to a bee? This usage is no remote outpost.
Darwin found himself in the unhappy position of having his faith undermined by what he saw as the non-directed processes of geological and biological evolution.
Perhaps this organism had four legs. Perhaps it had flippers. Perhaps it was closely related to whales. Perhaps it has nothing to do with whales.
Darwinists had hoped that 150 years of paleontological research since Darwin would surely make this nagging problem go away.