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New Illustra Media Film: “Flight — The Genius of Birds”

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Richard Dawkins Dumps the Fossil Record - May 18th, 2013 Excerpt: The dumping of the Archaeopteryx as a missing link between birds and reptiles by palaeontologists during the late twentieth century, however, was gaining solid support. According to Larry Martin, an American vertebrate paleontologist and curator of the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center at the University of Kansas, the “Archaeopteryx is not ancestral of any group of modern birds.” Missing link status of the Archaeopteryx is only an illusion; a “once upon a time” story according to Henry Gee a British paleontologist and evolutionary biologist and senior editor of the prestigious journal Nature. Abandoning the Archaeopteryx as a transitional link was actually only a tip-of-the-iceberg of the larger fossil record problem for evolution. Geneticist Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig of the Max-Planck Institute in Germany in the book entitled The Evolution of the Long-Necked Giraffe, like Dawkins, candidly points to the fact that a “gradual series of intermediates in Darwin’s sense has never existed and hence will never exist.”,, http://www.darwinthenandnow.com/2013/05/richard-dawkins-dumps-the-fossil-record/ bornagain77
Just watched the 'Flight' DVD. Excellent Photography. Animations are taken to a whole new level by the Illustra team. My friend who watched 'Flight' with me, who cares very little for the ID-Darwin debate, expressed amazement several times during the movie at the level of sophisticated design apparent in birds.. bornagain77
Very beautiful indeed. It's a pity Illustra Media won't ship outside of the USA. Babamar
Agreed! What beautiful photography. I wish I could click on the video and have the DVD instantly show up on my desk. NeilBJ
Beautiful! kairosfocus

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