Cornelius Hunter has the story here.
Also, from Phys.org:
In a new paper, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, evolutionary biologists from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry looked at nearly one hundred fossil groups to test the notion that it takes groups of animals many millions of years to reach their maximum diversity of form.
Contrary to popular belief, not all animal groups continued to evolve fundamentally new morphologies through time. The majority actually achieved their greatest diversity of form (disparity) relatively early in their histories.
Lead researcher from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry, Dr Matthew Wills said: “This pattern, known as ‘early high disparity’, turns the traditional V-shaped cone model of evolution on its head.
So what if those are the facts? The Darwin lobby still has pundits, lawmakers, and celebs to spread their “branching tree of life” message.
The classroom biology teachers began to smell a rat long ago:
See, for example, 20% of biology teachers in Pennsylvania are creationists
The Big Easy Bans Intelligent Design, but the Big Story is Louisiana’s Good Science Grades (Louisiana allows teaching objections to Darwinism.)
Are 72% of biology teachers hindering science literacy in the U.S.?
But lone classroom teachers have no one but the (hack! cough! retch!) complicit union to turn to as the establishment readies an assault on them to protect the status quo from what the street now really knows.
Hat tip: Re Phys.org, Josh Shelley in The Battlefield