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Video: The Cambrian Enigma, a Dual Problem

Here’s a really concise discussion by Stephen Meyer, author of Darwin’s Doubt, of the two aspects that together make up the mystery of the Cambrian explosion. First there’s the problem of the missing fossils — the evident fact that the Cambrian fauna, as reflected in the fossil record, spring to existence without evolutionary forebears. Second, there’s the engineering problem, the origin of the new genetic information needed to build new animal forms, that advances in molecular biology made particularly striking in the second half of the 20th century. Enjoy.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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