We’ll let BioScience Technology tell it:
“This is only the second case of the description of a cardiovascular system in a Cambrian arthropod, the first one being that of the inch-long Marrella from Burgess Shale,” emailed Diego Garcia-Bellido of the University of Adelaide, who co-discovered that first arthropod while at the University of Cambridge. Garcia Bellido was not involved in the new study. “This new finding of a cardiovascular system in a larger animal (Fuxianhuia is about two to three times as large, thus more detail), together with a fantastically preserved, and very complex, nervous system, unknown in Marrella, and the gut, make it probably the most complete arthropod internal anatomy known in the fossil record.”
The main conclusion drawn, said Garcia-Bellido: “The level of complexity of the Fuxianhuia was extremely high, considering that we are studying some of the oldest animals on Earth.”
This leaves how much time for neo-Darwinian evolution (natural selection acting on random mutation)?
It’s a good thing that most Americans doubt Darwin.
As the facts roll in relentlessly, to believe in Darwinism is to believe in magic.
Indeed, even the language assumes that character, as when scientists (scientists!) say things like,
“Evolution is telling us these genes are really important for survival,” adds Winston Bellott, a research scientist in the Page lab and lead author of the Nature paper. “They’ve been selected and purified over time.”
They believe in a wizard and his name is Darwin.
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Hat tip: Philip Cunningham