I didn't see your post -you are quite right that it's another drawback to being a skipping record.<quoted text>
So that's why you and mike didn't have anything to say on Tikkaalik or the post about long thought extinct animals with no signs of evolution ... Silly me! I was thinking maybe you didn't have an answer...
You ask questions that you could deduce or discover the answers to if your cognitive abilities weren't blinded by preconceptions. You make objective statements of subjective material (and visa versa), generalizations from specific examples (and visa versa), and often place effect before cause.
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Sometimes you get tuned out.
I don't study paleontologist publications or the latest Discovery Institute propoganda.
According to Wikipedia, "If this is a true tetrapod record, then animals like Tiktaalik were "late-surviving relics" rather than direct transitional forms. An alternative interpretation is that the Polish trackways, which do not have digital impressions, were made by walking fish."
Just because somebody mentions a suggestion at one point that it could have been a "transitional form" is no evidence of a hoax or conspiracy.
As far as species without evidence of change, SP answered it. Why be redundant? Sharks, crocodiles, nautilus, tons of species of insects... there are many examples of creatures that are well adapted to an ecological niche and changes that would not enhance that would not be likely to carry on. We are discovering "new" species all the time - as we have done ever since we started cataloging them.