[Originally posted by Yosh at No One Reads Your Blog, a blog collaboration by the members of the band Jake Wilkinson’s Unicycle]
The founders of Punctuated Equilibrium Theory “Eldredge and Gould proposed that the degree of gradualism championed by Charles Darwin was virtually nonexistent in the fossil record, and that stasis dominates the history of most fossil species.” (Wikipedia)
Basically in earth words “There is is no evidence of evolution in the fossil record, therefore species ‘popped’ into existence every once in a while.” I TOLD YOU! Did I not propose ‘The Popping Theory’? Anyway, as with any theory, it is just a theory until you find or make objective proof. Yesterday I was on a hike in nature when it happened! A new species POPPED into existence! I heard a loud snap (as one would expect when new matter suddenly forces itself into time & space). Suddenly there was this small squirrel like creature with antlers skittering over the rocks. OK, I didn’t actually see the antlers, but I saw enough petrified bones laying around to easily assume they could be put together to build this animal. OK, none of this really happened, but I am hopeful. Punctuated Equilibrium is bound to happen anytime soon.
Can you do me a favor? If you see any unknown species of animal either just “popping” into existence or maybe showing up in a litter of puppies, please call me 270-9038. This will be big news, you will be famous.