Intelligent Design and the Fossil Record
The following excerpt was published in How We Believe (2000).
by Michael Shermer
he "intelligent design" argument, similar to Aquinas's fifth way to prove God, also suffers from the fact that the world is not always so intelligently designed! Look at the animal on the following page. It is Ambulocetus natans, a transitional fossil between the quadrupedal land mammal Mesonychids and the direct ancestor of modern whales, the Archaeocetus.
( Michael Shermer, How we Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science, New York: W. H. Freeman & Company, 2000, pp. 132-133. )
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