“Evolution doesn’t perform particularly well when you need to make multiple co-dependent mutations,” says Dr. McLatchie.
The whole point of selection was to bias or direct the deliverances of chance variation, so that “luck” didn’t have to do all the work.
I could not find a single reviewer who accepted the claims of the papers. They were harshly critical of claims of intentional burial of the skeletons.
Today we take it for granted that children are special beings who require special care and attention. But it was not always so.
“It looked like a fern. But as a budding geologist, [UK teenager Tina] Negus knew these 600 million year old rocks were too old to host such a plant.”