- Jul 2017
- Crows nest
Certainly there is ape #1, after that is a long period of uncertainty due to gaps in the fossil record. There was coelurosaur #1 back in the Jurassic, and from them sprung, among others, Maniraptoriformes, appearing today in trees and bushes in your garden, and Tyrannosauridae, fortunately not appearing in your garden. One origin for creatures that in size and habits could be very divergent from each other, or so close that we struggle to tell them apart. Can we get from us today all the way back to ape #1 in a straight line, one exists, it must, but there are bifurcations and parallel tracks on the way.Even if true, it still ain't multiple species speciating into homo sapiens, is it?