Palaeontologists: this could be your lucky day. Turkish creationist Adnan Oktar has just offered ten trillion lira - a mouth-watering $7.5 trillion - to "anyone who produces a single intermediate-form fossil demonstrating evolution".
So, will Oktar cough up? Unlikely. You might call the problem the Sorcerer's Apprentice syndrome. Poor Mickey Mouse found out that every time he chopped up one of his magic brooms, the problem doubled as each half sprouted new legs and continued its duties.
Palaeontologists everywhere can sympathise with Mickey's plight. When a seemingly large evolutionary gap is plugged with a remarkable new fossil, as happened just the other day with the discovery of a new primitive turtle from the Triassic, it just leaves two smaller gaps on either side. Now, instead of one gap in the fossil record there are two, and creationists argue that the fossil record is, paradoxically, even worse than it was before the new discovery.
Lira - not dollars. I get the funny feeling there might be a big difference.
I already sent him a fossil of a large clam with feet , wings, a tail, and some eye bumps on the shell.
Gunga: There ISN'T ANY evidence of evolution, at least not on this planet.
Just checked - the 'new' lira is worth about 70 cents US. However, there can't be 10 trillion of the ******* things in the whole country, let alone in his bank account.
Kudoes and congrats