Fossil Friday: The Abrupt Origins of Lagomorphs and Rodents
Molecular biologist Dan Graur mentioned his weird idea that guinea pigs are not rodents at a lecture at my university in Tübingen when I was still a student.
Fossil Friday: Flowering Plants — Darwin’s Abominable Mystery
Flowering plants or angiosperms appear abruptly in the fossil record of the Lower Cretaceous (about 130 million years ago).
Fossil Friday: Moniopterus — Snake, Beetle, or Mollusk?
Scientists are only humans and many of them see what they want to see. Fossils often leave a lot of room for wild imagination and wishful thinking.
Fossil Friday: Unknown Cicada from the Cretaceous
Only the infusion of new information from outside the system can explain these bursts of biological creativity.
This Critter Is Named for Günter Bechly
The photo above is another species of the same genus that Dr. Bechly established in 2007.