A few days ago a sensational new paleontological discovery made headlines around the globe.
Where do you think your curious kids will look for answers to their questions about the world — in the local bookstore or online?
Clearly a naturalistic bias is at work here and imposes a limit on the spectrum of alternative explanations that is even considered to be permissible.
I can hardly resist the temptation to say “I told you so,” or to jokingly remark, “Oops, they did it again.”
The authors discuss the mode of preservation of Ediacaran fossils, and they document taphonomical laboratory experiments.