Everybody knows that organisms get better as they evolve.  They get more advanced, more modern, and less primitive.  And everybody knows, according to Dan McShea (who has written a paper called “Complexity and Evolution:  What Everybody Knows”), that organisms get more complex as they evolve.”… The only trouble with what everyone knows, says McShea, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Michigan, is that there is no evidence its true.

Oliwenstein, Lori, Onward and Upward, Discover, June 1993, p. 22.

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