Chapter 2 addresses the fossil evidence for common descent. The first part of the chapter I generally agree with. Coyne provides a summary outline of the fossilization process and an introduction to radioisotope dating methods for estimating the age of rocks (radiometric dating of meteorites also allows us to estimate the age of our solar system as being approximately 4.6 billion years old).
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