Carbon dating flaws mammoth
New discoveries have filled in the gaps, and shown us in unimaginable detail the shape of the great ‘tree of life’.
Darwin and his contemporaries could never have imagined the improvements in resolution of stratigraphy that have come since 1859, nor guessed what fossils were to be found in the southern continents, nor predicted the huge increase in the number of amateur and professional paleontologists worldwide.
Coughing, gagging, caught in a riptide of panic, she makes a dreadful high-pitched shriek that brings her mother running.
Inhaling with all her force, the calf sucks the mud deep into her trachea, sealing her lungs. Yellow moonlight throws her humpbacked shadow across the glistening mud.
Current understanding of the history of life is probably close to the truth because it is based on repeated and careful testing and consideration of data.