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Horse evolution

Posted in Evolution with tags , , , on June 7, 2008 by airtightnoodle

Troy Britain has posted an excellent article about horse evolution on his blog, Playing Chess with Pigeons. Go read it now!

Horse fossils fake?

Posted in Education, Evolution with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2008 by airtightnoodle

A fellow educator at my place of work mentioned to me recently that they had learned that the horse fossils were fake (so basically I shouldn’t be mentioning these fossils to my students).

Never having heard this claim before, I simply replied that I had never heard that and would have to look that up for myself.

Of course, it looks to be another typical creationist/intelligent design claim which has no bearing in reality whatsoever.

Visit Talk Origins’ Fossil Horse FAQ to learn more.

In any case, I am interested in where this person heard that, and what exactly they meant by “fake”. Has anyone else ever heard this claim before? In what way, exactly, are creationists claiming these fossils to be fake? Are they saying the fossils themselves are not actual fossils, the fossils aren’t from the animals we think they are from (I know that is the case with Hyracotherium, which they claim is a hyrax), or something else?

Of course, even if the fossils WERE fake (in whatever way) that would not refute evolution as this point only involves one small piece of evolutionary evidence.

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