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Horse Evolution: Does The Evidence Fit?
Sunday, July 08, 2007


When I was in High School I was dazzled by the beautiful drawings and descriptions of horse evolution. I thought so much detail was being provided, that it had to be true. But, I later learned, they left a few details out!

I had thought the transitional forms for horses were all in one area, all at different geological layers, with the expected "evolutionary" changes.

In my opinion, the details of these fossils show they are not even remotely related to each other. They were:

all differents sizes,

lived 1000's of miles apart;

their ribs go up and down and up;

their teeth changed significantly.

Name: Hyracotherium (Eohippus)
Size: Hare
Toes on Front: 4
Toes on Rear: 3
Ribs: 18 Pair
Type of Teeth: Low Crowned
Location: Utah and Wyoming
Comment: Horns; called a rock badger by many

Name: Mesohippus
Size: Sheep
Toes on Front: 3
Toes on Rear: 3
Ribs: 15 Pair
Type of Teeth: High Crowned
Location: Europe & N. America


Name: Merychippus
Size: Lion
Toes on Front: 3
Toes on Rear: 3
Ribs: 19 Pair
Type of Teeth: High Crowned
Location: North America


Name: Pliohippus
Size: Pony
Toes on Front 1
Toes on Rear 1
Ribs: 19 Pair
Type of Teeth: Flat
Location: Asia


Name: Equus (Modern)
Size: Various
Toes on Front 1
Toes on Rear 1
Ribs: 18 Pair
Type of Teeth: Flat
Location: Everywhere

There is the data, decide for yourself if they are related.



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