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Fossil record

Definition

noun

The totality of fossilized artifacts and their placement within the earth's rock strata. It provides information about the history of life on earth, for instance what the organisms look like, where and when they live, how they evolved, etc.


Supplement

Fossil record can provide interesting information about the evolution and the history of life on earth such as the way the particular species have lived during a specific geological period and then evolved in time.


Word origin: fossil + record


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Multicellular prokaryote

... multicellular versions of themselves. There should be something in the fossil record to show that multicellular organisms composed of different tissues and organs existed ...

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by Scotsgofree
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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What do you do when talking to creationists?

... obtain that is possible? I usually point to webpages of transitional fossils such (I like the fish-tetrapod transitions a good deal), and I also ... well-documented favorite cases of macroevolution in the fossil record or other sources would be appreciated- what transitional fossils and ...

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by FriarBroccoli
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:40 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
Replies: 4
Views: 5773

What do you do when talking to creationists?

... only microevolution. I usually point to webpages of transitional fossils such (I like the fish-tetrapod transitions a good deal), and I also ... well-documented favorite cases of macroevolution in the fossil record or other sources would be appreciated- what transitional fossils and ...

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by Dubnium105
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
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Views: 5773

Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian!

... subject. First of all, I understand that evolution does not need the fossil record to prove anything, this is mainly a curiosity. So I do not really understand the "Fossil ...

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by Steiner
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian!
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Views: 2329

Re: mutations and dependencies

... genome sequencing results are consistent with inferences based on the fossil record? Now I will quote one of the linked articles. bad mutations are physically linked to ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
Replies: 29
Views: 24213
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