Month: June 2019

Guest Submission: Academic Research:THE FAMILY BLATTIDAE: AN EXAMPLE OF “EVOLUTIONARY STASIS”

By Bill Crofut Abstract The cockroach is one of the more popular extant biological organisms available for laboratory experimentation. It is identifiable in Carboniferous rock strata which has an assigned evolutionary age of 280-345 million years. Yet, the cockroach has an alleged phylogeny extending far back into Paleozoic time. This article reviews and critiques current …