Until now, scientists have long theorized that scorching hot ocean conditions resulting from catastrophic climate change prevented the development of complex life after the mass extinction. This idea is based on geochemical evidence of ocean conditions at the time. Now the discovery of fossils dating back 250.8 million years near the Guizhou region of China suggests that complex ecosystems were present on Earth just one million years after the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, which is much earlier than previously thought.
“The fossils of the Guizhou region reveal an ocean ecosystem with diverse species making up a complex food chain that includes plant life, boney fish, ray-finned fish, crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and molluscs. In all, our team discovered 12 classes of organisms and even found fossilised faeces, revealing clues about the diets of these ancient animals,” says Morgann Perrot, a former postdoctoral researcher at McGill University, now at Université du Québec à Montréal. – McGill University and Université du Québec à Montréal
If we assume that Earth is fine-tuned for life, we shouldn’t find that too surprising. The fix is in.
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3 Replies to “Earth’s ecosystems became complex much earlier than thought after Permian extinction”
All species have to exist in an ecosystem.
So any new species has the potential to upset that system. We know this from modern analysis of ecologies. So the presence of a new species would have the potential to disrupt/destroy the ecology. The bigger the change the more likely the disruption. But we don’t see that.
What’s preventing the development of these species? Design?
Jerry: So any new species has the potential to upset that system.
But we don’t see that. What’s preventing the development of these species? Design?
Well, humans are changing the ecosystem. And beavers changed the Canadian ecosystem. If they too quickly changed the system they might destroy their own ability to survive. Like Ebola with humans. Most outbreaks burn themselves out before the disease spreads over the whole planet. A variation of Ebola with a long incubation period might be planet-wide devastating however.
A ‘successful’ variation leaves generations after generations of offspring. If a variation kills off its ecosystem it dies as well and doesn’t survive over millennia.
These extinctions are residue of the 1656 anno-mundi Mabul impacts year and not hundreds of millions of years of history as presumed reference Pearlman YeC for the alignment of Torah testimony, science and ancient civ.