One can claim that the Cambrian explosion was nothing new only at the risk of shortening the time to establish complex ecologies, which should begin to create doubt about random processes in an active mind.
Those awful comb jellies betray the Darwinians again: They were even more complex than feared, starting at maybe 635 million years ago
They’re said to have appeared between 634 and 604 million years ago (Peterson and Butterfield, 2005) and figure in the Cambrian Explosion. Darwinians have been trying to Cancel the Cambrian Explosion since practically forever but it keeps coming back into the fact base.
Can the Cambrian Explosion be explained away by the earlier Ediacaran Explosion?
David Klinghoffer: Lukas Ruegger is the personable new intelligent design “explainer” whose videos take an approach similar to Khan Academy’s. The latter’s offering on evolution is replete with junk science, as Casey Luskin has detailed. Ruegger’s treatment of the subject is much better, and I appreciate his clarity and brevity.
Did giant mountain ranges provide nutrients in early Earth’s history?
According to the new thesis, the erosion of mountains provided nutrients that were hitherto unavailable, that helped life forms get started. Sounds like a rollout, actually.
Did glaciers cause a billion-year gap in information about the development of life?
At Vice: This giant lapse in Earth’s memory exceeds one billion years in some places, resulting in 550 million-year-old rocks sitting atop ancient layers that date back 1.7 billion years, with no trace of the many lost epochs in between…
When fossil hunters get it wrong or are stumped…
Well, if Dickinsonia doesn’t have bilateral symmetry, maybe “animal” is a flag of convenience? Call it an animal and close the file?
Start your day with a pre-Cambrian “swimming head” creature
Researcher: The huge dorsal carapace might have functioned like a plough,” Caron said.
Günter Bechly: Ediacarans are not animals
From Part II of the “Precambrian House of Cards”: Even Evans et al. (2021) themselves admit that “phylogenetic affinities for most of the Ediacara Biota remain enigmatic” and say that “Many Ediacara taxa may represent stem lineages of animal phyla but their diagnostic characters either were not preserved or had not yet evolved.” Hear, hear. Read More…
We are similar to Ediacaran animals? Well, that’s stasis for you!
The similarity doesn’t sound convincing but then Darwinian narratives don’t need to sound convincing; they just need to sound comforting to Darwinians.
Researchers: 635 million-year-old fossil helped the planet recover from an ice age
In short, complex life got started even earlier than we had thought, which leaves even less time for unguided, Darwinian evolution.
New Ediacaran fossils, 570-560 mya, make the picture clearer
Uppsala University: The immense variability of microfossils has convinced the researchers that the complexity of life in that period must have been greater than has hitherto been known.
Precambrian creature scrunches the origin of life even further
This “revolutionary animal” is not that much like the Cambrian creatures so far found but the big question is, how did life explode so quickly if it was only by chance? Why not just give up on that idea and study the creature for what it is?
Gunter Bechly dismisses the Darwinian explain-away of the Cambrian fossil record
Paleontologist Gunter Bechly looks at the claim that the Cambrian animals evolved from a long train of ancestors who somehow all just disappeared without a trace and finds it, well, unconvincing:
550 million-year-old digestive tract more like worm than coral
It’s the oldest found to date.
Ediacaran life contrasted with Cambrian life to shape Darwinian tale
In reality, we don’t know that earlier Ediacarans didn’t “evolve” the ability to form shells or skeletons. True, we haven’t found any yet. But some of us can’t help remembering the “bombshell” of Neanderthal art. Why was it a bombshell? Because Darwinians had staked a claim on the idea that Neanderthals couldn’t “do” art. This is likely just an another attempt to shape the history of life as a Darwinian fairytale.