Re: Stasis in the fossil record.

Keith B Miller (
Wed, 26 Nov 1997 16:56:57 -0600 (CST)

>I would say view 2) is most concordant with the data as Glenn described
>it. If 1) is true, then there should be evidence of transitional forms
>between angiosperms and whatever they evolved from. Do we see
>transitional fossils leading up to angiosperms? If not, how is this
>abrupt appearance explained within the evolution scenario?

I refer people again to the book entitled "The Flowering of Gondwana." It
presents some very suggestive evidence for the derivation of the
angiosperms from the glossopterids. It is also a very beautifully
illustrated volume.


Keith B. Miller
Department of Geology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506