Giant Leap for Rodentkind

Masillamys, a rodent fossil dating to 40-48 million years old

Frank Sherwin – in Big or Small–Rodents Have Always Been Rodents –  appears to be arguing for a single rodent baraminological ‘kind.’ He claims, utilising a number of out-of-date or irrelevant references, that there is no evolutionary transition to rodents, but forgets that what he really needs to do is demonstrate that there are numerous distinct groups within rodentia that do not share a common ancestry. Why? Because a rodent kind would be simply too big! You’ll see what I mean in a moment. Continue reading