Photo: Odd Fish Find Contradicts Intelligent-Design Argument



Like all modern flatfish, the yellowtail flounder has both eyes on one side of its head. The first flatfishes had one eye on each side.


The change to the current arrangement was gradual, new fossil studies suggest, contradicting the long-held idea of a sudden shift. Intelligent design advocates have said sudden shifts in the fossil record are evidence of a higher power creating new animal forms.

Photograph by Jeff Rotman/Getty Images


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