Two New Gaps in the Fossil Record Found!
The recent discovery of a link between fish and land animals might at first be seen as a set back for Creationists, but I say, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!” So, instead of a gap being filled, rejoice all you Creationists/anti-science types in that actually two new gaps have been created.
Seriously though, check out this picture over at the Commissar’s of the connection between fish (Eusthenopteron) and Ichthyostega, the first known tetrapod (a land animal). Seems pretty clear that what we see is evolution. Also note that Tiktaalik was predicted by evolutionary theory. Evolutionary theory predicts that there will be transitional fossils between species and here we have one. Not that I expect this datum to be anymore persuasive with the anti-science crowd than all previous data points. For some people no amount of evidence will change their mind.