It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
How is it that a leading professor of biology could fundamentally misunderstand the biology of human development?
If a Neanderthal walked down the street, appropriately dressed, you probably wouldn’t notice.
This unbridged gap between the ape-like australopithecines and the abruptly appearing human-like members of our genus challenges evolutionary accounts.
Far from “a nice clean example” of “gradualistic evolutionary change” that has “no gaps,” the fossil record shows a dramatic discontinuity.