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No Ginkgo Evolution

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The maidenhair tree or ginkgo shows no morphological change over the past 100 million years in spite of such disturbing events as the giant asteroid collision of 65 million years ago. Such stasis or reappearance in identical form seriously challenges evolutionary models.

Zhiyan Zhou and Shaolin Zheng, “Palaeobiology: The Missing Link in Ginkgo Evolution,” Nature, 423 (2003), pp. 821-822


RTB articles: Fuz’ articles in Facts for Faith and Connections on challenges to biological evolution

RTB tape: Fuz’ conference talk on evolutionary convergence

Subjects: Evolutionary Trees

Dr. Fazale Rana

In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence—evidence that is being uncovered day after day—for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture. Read more about Dr. Fazale Rana