Richard Leakey, son of famed “Lucy” finders Louis and Mary Leakey, told a New York gathering.
Sometime in the next 15 to 30 years, the Kenyan-born paleoanthropologist expects scientific discoveries will have accelerated to the point that “even the skeptics can accept it.” ( – “Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history” –MSNBC.com, May 26, 2012)
But that’s just the trouble, of course. There is no shortage of discoveries, but they are pointing in all different directions.
Just glancing briefly at some recent UD News posts,
If turtles are closer to birds than to lizards and snakes, genetically, then …
A pluralistic model of heredity is now emerging
Convergent evolution: Tooth enamel of vertebrates and crayfish (?!)
And that hardly begins to tell the story. One wonders, is there anything specific that one should believe? Or is the idea that we should just believe whatever our betters choose to roll down the pike at us?
Note: The colourful Leakey’s team discovered “Turkana boy” in 1984-86.