One of the most severe biogeographical puzzles for Darwinian theory is the origin of South American monkeys, called “platyrrhines.”
How and when did some primates finally make it to Africa, which was an island until as recently as 16 million years ago, to set in motion the emergence of the human species?
What’s the evidence that primates, rodents, and lizards crossed oceans on rafts?
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When the biogeographical data does not fit with the predictions and expectations of common descent, one always has “oceanic dispersal” at the ready to serve as an ad hoc fudge factor — including the rather remarkable claim that monkeys made it across the Atlantic from Africa to South America!