Darwin’s Origin of Species, Chapter 9. We have all read it. It is the one where Darwin points out the poor quality of the fossil record, how it does not sufficiently support his ideas. Biologists have also read it. For most scientists, Darwin’s words are their most lasting impression of the fossil record. Compounding matters, we have underscored and emphasized Darwin’s point for the past 150 years by routinely highlighting incompleteness and bias. And if bias was not good enough at scaring off the biologists, we have added megabias.

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