Talk:Transitional fossil

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I propose deletion of this article as it's covered in: Transitional fossils --Bob_M (talk) 09:37, 1 August 2007 (CDT)

merging[edit]

This is a small article, so merge it with list of transitional forms?

Conservapedia[edit]

This page seems to be advocating for evolution, as it says that velociraptor had feathers and that protoceratops was the ancestor of triceratops.--Thedoctor80 (talk) 12:53, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Colloquial usages[edit]

To what extent do most people find it convenient to use the term 'missing link' to mean '(most recent) common ancestor' and/or 'another member of the genealogical lineage/piece of the jigsaw'? Anna Livia (talk) 12:13, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

A response to the creationists[edit]

Disagree nevermore.

(Reverse direction but proof of a sort.) Anna Livia (talk) 17:16, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Film[edit]

When should a nod to this be made?

And remember - we are the missing links between Homo erectus and PostHomo futurus sapiens. Anna Livia (talk) 10:29, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Missing links really no longer exist, the fossil record is far more complete now than it used to be. The term "missing link" is really a bit of an artifact now, shame the media keeps perpetuating it, making it what I like to call a "zombie word." Oxyaena Harass 12:15, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
The film could be used to exemplify this.
'Missing Link' is a snappier/more attention grabbing popular-science-news title than many of the more accurate titles. Anna Livia (talk) 13:44, 3 April 2019 (UTC)