Bat Evolution? - No Transitional Fossils!

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Bat and Whale Echolocation Genes Point to Common Design - February 2011 - Podcast
http://intelligentdesign.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-21T10_59_16-08_00

EVOLUTION: THE GRAND EXPERIMENT - Volume 1, The Quest for An Answer,
by Dr. Carl Werner
http://www.thegrandexperiment.com/

Don Batten interviews Dr Carl Werner, author of Living Fossils
http://creation.com/werner-living-fossils

Whale Evolution Vs. Population Genetics - Richard Sternberg PhD. in Evolutionary Biology - video
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4165203

Within the roughly 10 million years of time that whales are purported to have dramatically evolved from some wolf-like animal 50 million years ago, with at least +50,000 major morphological innovations no less, bats did not, and have not, changed in their basic shape at all. Bats popped out of the 'evolutionary woodwork' about 55 million years ago. They first appear as a radically new yet fully developed form, which was not in any way significantly different from modern bats. Their debut in the fossil record is sudden, complete, and lacks intermediaries as these following articles make clear:

Australonycteris clarkae is the oldest bat ever found in the fossil record at 54.6 million years old. The ear bones of Australonycteris show that it could navigate using echolocation just like modern bats.
http://www.uncommondescent.com/biology/the-bionic-antinomy-of-darwinism/#comment-340412

Earliest known Australian Tertiary mammal fauna:- 1992
Excerpt: Radiometric dating of illites forming part of the matrix of the mammal-bearing zone has given a minimum age estimate of 54.6 plusminus 0.05 x 10^6 years,
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v356/n6369/abs/356514a0.html

First Eocene Bat From Australia
Excerpt: Remains of a bat, Australonycteris clarkae, gen. et sp. nov., are reported from freshwater clays radiometrically dated to 54.6 million years old in southeastern Queensland, Australia. It is the oldest bat recorded for the southern hemisphere and one of the world's oldest.
http://www.jstor.org/pss/4523576?cookieSet=1

Australonycteris clarkae
Excerpt: Australonycteris clarkae, from the Eocene of Queensland, is the oldest bat from the Southern Hemisphere and one of the oldest in the world. It is similar to other archaic Eocene bats from the Northern Hemisphere, and could probably navigate using echolocation, like most bats do today. (of note: some "modern" bats do not use echolocation today):
http://australianmuseum.net.au/Australonycteris-clarkae

Of note; The bat’s echometer has more accuracy, more efficiency, less power consumption and less size than any artificial sonar constructed by engineers. The echometer cannot be installed into the bat in the afterward as a simple plug-in, rather echometer and brain had to be designed as a whole system from the beginning.
http://focus.ti.com/docs/solution/folders/print/119.html

Moreover, identical forms of echolocation show up in widely divergent species. This finding is unexpected from an evolutionary perspective, yet this finding is exactly what we would expect to find from presupposing a Creator to reuse optimal designs:

Convergence Drives Evolution Batty - Fazale Rana - September 2010
Excerpt: The multiple, independent origin of echolocation in these animals (twice in bats and once in toothed whales) exemplifies convergence,,, When examined from an evolutionary perspective, convergence doesn’t make much sense.,,, the latest research demonstrates that—again, from an evolutionary perspective—the genetic and biochemical changes that account for the emergence of echolocation in bats and dolphins is identical. Given the random nature of the evolutionary process, this recent discovery doesn’t match what evolutionary biologists would expect to find. But both the discovery and convergence make sense if life stems from the work of a Creator.
http://www.reasons.org/convergence-drives-evolution-batty

Common Design in Bat and Whale Echolocation Genes? - January 2011
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2011/01/common_design_in_bat_and_whale042291.html

Bat and Whale Echolocation Genes Point to Common Design - February 2011 - Podcast
http://intelligentdesign.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-21T10_59_16-08_00

Further notes;

"A major problem in proving the theory has been the fossil record; the imprints of vanished species preserved in the Earth's geological formations. This record has never revealed traces of Darwin's hypothetical intermediate variants - instead species appear and disappear abruptly, and this anomaly has fueled the creationist argument that each species was created by God."
Paleontologist, Mark Czarnecki

"There is no need to apologize any longer for the poverty of the fossil record. In some ways, it has become almost unmanageably rich and discovery is outpacing integration. The fossil record nevertheless continues to be composed mainly of gaps."
Professor of paleontology - Glasgow University, T. Neville George

"Evolution requires intermediate forms between species and paleontology does not provide them."
David Kitts - Paleontologist

"The long-term stasis, following a geologically abrupt origin, of most fossil morphospecies, has always been recognized by professional paleontologists" – Stephen Jay Gould - Harvard

Here is a page of quotes by leading paleontologists on the true state of the fossil record:
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=15dxL40Ff6kI2o6hs8SAbfNiGj1hEOE1QHhf1hQmT2Yg

Here is a graph showing a partial list of fossil groups showing their sudden appearance in the fossil record- (without the artificially imposed dotted lines) - Timeline Illustration:
http://www.earthhistory.org.uk/wp-content/majorgroups.jpg

The Fossil Record - Don Patton - in their own words - video
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4679386266900194790

Here are four more pages of quotes, by leading experts, on the fossil record here:

Creation/Evolution Quotes: Fossil Record #1 - Stephen E. Jones
http://members.iinet.net.au/~sejones/fsslrc01.html

Picture of the ancient 360 million year old fossil shrimp compared to a modern shrimp:
http://cdn.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/hires/oldestfossil.jpg

Rare insect fossil reveals 100 million years of evolutionary stasis - February 2011
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-rare-insect-fossil-reveals-million.html

Living Fossils Refute Evolution - pictures
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1p-ZI-ipQCoS-IHkZNEVN6EMFTgS0yuseO2r_ANzp51k

Fossils Without Evolution - June 2010
Excerpt: New fossils continue to turn up around the world. Many of them have an amazing characteristic in common: they look almost exactly like their living counterparts, despite being millions of years old,,,
http://www.creationsafaris.com/crev201006.htm#20100618a

Oldest fossil shrimp preserved with muscles - November 9 2010
Excerpt: Rodney Feldmann and Carrie Schweitzer (both Kent State University) report on the oldest fossil shrimp known to date. The creature in stone is as much as 360 million years old and was found in Oklahoma. Even the muscles of the fossil are preserved.
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-oldest-fossil-shrimp-muscles.html

Ancient Fossils That Have Not Changed For Millions Of Years - video
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4113820

"LIVING" FOSSILS OF MARINE CREATURES - unchanged for millions of years - (Pictures - Including a 500 million year old starfish specimen)
http://www.hyahya.org/books/darwinism/atlas_creation_III/atlas_creation_III_03.php

THE FOSSILS IN THE CREATION MUSEUM - 1000's of pictures of ancient 'living' fossils that have not changed for millions of years:
http://www.fossil-museum.com/fossils/?page=0&limit=30

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Fossil Record Stasis, Transitional Fossils, Sudden Appearance, Intelligent Design, Jesus Is Lord
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