Evaluating the Hypotheses

Now we return to the four competing hypotheses: static model, transformation, separate types, and common descent. Do the observations described in the previous section allow us to reject any of these hypotheses? Figure 8.20 summarizes our findings.

The physical evidence we have discussed thus far allows us to clearly reject only one of the hypotheses—the static model. Radiometric dating indicates that Earth is far older than 10,000 years, and the fossil record provides

Static model

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