Darwin anticipated “innumerable transitions” in the fossil record, but such a rainbow of transitional forms has never been found.
According to a bedtime story popular with materialists, unguided forces alone can explain the coming into existence of the very first cell.
Because of the “dysmorphic” phenotype from a homozygous genotype, these mutant genes would be highly unlikely to become fixed in a population.
The interpretation of the results as showing “latent” genetic capabilities has teleological overtones that are compatible with intelligent design.
Jonathan Wells provide quotes from leading embryologists discussing how pharyngeal folds in humans only have an “illusory” similarity to fish gills.