|September 28, 2018||Posted by News under Ediacaran, Evolution, Intelligent Design|
Rather, he thinks, it is an unknown type of life form, which belonged to “an alien clade,” not certainly related to later life forms. Readers will recall that fats (sterols) were recently recovered from a 558 million-year-old fossil entity, Dickinsonia, which was previously uncertainly classified but is now classified as an animal as a result. […]
|September 25, 2018||Posted by News under Ediacaran, Evolution, Intelligent Design|
Recently, some readers asked whether the recent Dickinsonia fossil “fats” find from 558 mya featured cholesterol. Our physics color commentator Rob Sheldon explains further: Cholesterol was not found by these researchers, nor did they make announcements of soft tissue in a fossil. What they did find were the breakdown products of cholesterol called “sterols”. Plants make […]
|September 21, 2018||Posted by News under Ediacaran, Evolution, Intelligent Design|
Yes, you read that right and our physics color commentator Rob Sheldon explains why it was possible below. From ScienceDaily: Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years […]
|September 18, 2018||Posted by News under Ecology, Ediacaran, Intelligent Design|
In short, there was no long, slow, Darwinian development of complex communities. We need a word for this: How about… ecological creationism?
|August 9, 2018||Posted by News under Ediacaran, extinction, Intelligent Design|
News from the Ediacaran era (600 – 542 million years ago), when many animals were genuinely hard to distinguish at first from plants, sharpens the question: So-called Ediacaran organisms have puzzled biologists for decades. To the untrained eye they look like fossilized plants, in tube or frond shapes up to 2 meters long. These strange […]
Researchers: Ediacaran animals increased in size to spread their offspring rather than compete for food
|June 28, 2018||Posted by News under Ediacaran, Intelligent Design|
From ScienceDaily: The research, led by the University of Cambridge, found that the most successful organisms living in the oceans more than half a billion years ago were the ones that were able to ‘throw’ their offspring the farthest, thereby colonising their surroundings. The results are reported in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. Prior […]
|September 28, 2017||Posted by News under Ediacaran, Evolution, Intelligent Design|
Mysterious Ediacaran Dickinsonia, from 550 mya was definitely an animal, they say. [pic] From ScienceDaily: ‘Dickinsonia belongs to the Ediacaran biota — a collection of mostly soft-bodied organisms that lived in the global oceans between roughly 580 and 540 million years ago. They are mysterious because despite there being around 200 different species, very few […]
|September 25, 2014||Posted by News under Ediacaran, News|
Actually, we might find multicellulars from earlier eras still.
|August 28, 2014||Posted by News under Ediacaran, News|
Unlike most other Ediacarans, it does not look like a plant.