BioLogos, The Fossil Record, And Human Evolution

Brian has an excellent post about the discussion of the fossil record at BioLogos. Brian does a great job pointing how just how bad the discussion of the fossil record is at BioLogos. Long story short, they briefly discuss the early evolution of tetrapods, the reptile/mammal transition, and then move on to whales – and do an inadequate job on all three. I bring this up because BioLogos is, apparently, going to be discussing human evolution. Based on their discussion of the fossil record I don’t expect much in the way of a competent discussion of the subject. I will post on it when it becomes available, until then, here is what they have to say:

Current scientific evidence suggests that all organisms, including humans, are related to each other by their descent from common ancestral species. This response will look at recent findings from the genome, which supports this claim. The fossil records of humans and human-like creatures also helps to sketch the story of human evolution.

I can hardly wait…

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6 Responses

  1. Thanks, Afarensis! I am not particularly looking forward to their take on human evolution, either. It is just so frustrating to see people who consider themselves to be popularizers of science get so lazy when it comes to actually communicating science!

  2. Yup, that bit about “human-like creatures” doesn’t say much about the level of science we will be seeing…

  3. “human-like creatures” – What? Are they going to be discussing the regular posters at Uncommon Descent?

  4. Could be, I interpret it as they are going to be talking about the Creature from the Black Lagoon…

  5. I’ll bet they’re going to discuss the aliens on Star Trek, and how they all look like humans in cheap costumes ans stage makeup.

  6. This is off topic but I couldnt load the contact webpage. I am responding to this statement in your bio:
    “Afarensis is currently considered to be transitional between apes and humans and displays some traits of both.”
    Arent humans apes? That statement appears to dichotomize the two.
    Respectfully,
    AN

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