Punctuated equilibrium doesn't even address the larger changes needed for meaningful evolution.
Sudden Appearance of Basic Types On the other hand, the fossil record does communicate sudden appearance of basic types, complete with all the features which characterize them.
In actuality, as more and more fossils are found, the ranges of fossils keep increasing.
I provide a few recent examples of this, and then show that stratigraphic-range extension is not the exception but the rule.
The record of the past written in stone contains no evidence that any particular animal ever morphed into a fundamentally different type of animal.
No trend can be found of gradual, Darwinian alteration through mutation and natural selection.
Recent research by a team of creation scientists known as the RATE (arth) group has demonstrated the unreliability of radiometric dating techniques.Without a doubt, we see sudden changes in dominant fossil shapes as we ascend the geologic column, but this is not macroevolution.The species changes touted by punctuated equilibrium that we do see are either common variation of individual offspring, or adaptation of a population to differing conditions.These processes occur, but they are not mechanisms for true evolution of basic body styles.Nor do we see punctuated equilibrium transforming them rapidly.For approximately the last two hundred years, this succession of fossils in sedimentary rock has been used to argue that the earth has undergone successive events.For instance, trilobite-bearing beds are supposed to reflect a time when trilobites were the dominant life form on earth, and dinosaur-bearing beds are supposed to reflect a time when dinosaurs were dominant on the earth.As discussed before, the assumptions influence the interpretation of the data.There are three main assumptions that must be made to accept radiometric dating methods. wrote: “I just wanted to drop a note to express my gratitude for the kind of information you supply at the CMI web-site.I love science and find it thrilling to see how it may be used to glorify God and build faith in Him.” Glorify God in His creation.