Sunday, 21 October 2012
Teeth Evolution - A Huge Darwinian Dilemma
This ancient fish was not supposed to have teeth, but its fossil says otherwise. Image courtesy of Dmitry Bogdanov, via Wikipedia.
Fossil discoveries tend to bring more problems for evolutionists than they solve. Darwinists have assumed that early vertebrates such as fish did not have teeth. They believe that teeth evolved later.
New research published online in Nature shows that they were wrong. A research team lead by Martin Rucklin of Bristol University looked into the mouth of the early fish Compagopiscis with powerful x-rays and found teeth.
In other words, teeth did not evolve from non-teeth but have belonged in the mouth of these fishes from the beginning.
Evolutionary Origins of Our Pretty Smile. Phys.org (17 October).
Rucklin, Martin et. al. 2012. Development of teeth and jaws in the earliest jawed vertebrates. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature11555. Published online on 17 October.