Bernhard Schopper (
19 Oct 1996 10:19:02 GMT (Publius) wrote:

> If 'survival' were the whole story, then Palaeontology would confirm
> this by producing evidence that the fossil record is a gret mass
> of bizarre and eventually failed attempts at adaptation and
> survival. In fact, the current landscape would be swarming with
> such a chaotic mass. The fact is, of course, no such evidence
> exists. There is order and a 'Vector' guiding the progress of
> Life on Earth. PUBLIUS at <>

The fossil record shows that dinosaurs are one example of a "bizarre"
case of a failed attempt at adaption.