True arthropods are among the most sophisticated animals that appeared without ancestors in the Cambrian explosion.
Small putative trackways in Siberian rocks are giving evolutionists an opportunity to claim bilaterian animals preceded the Cambrian explosion.
Animal forms come and go, but what links them as “acts of mind” (as Agassiz put it) is a “continuity of ideas,” not, says Meyer, the physical continuity that Darwin asserted.
Darwin himself realized that any kind of significant saltational change would imply a miracle-like intelligent intervention.
Exquisitely preserved animal fossils now show up on three widely separated continents. The earliest are just as complex as those in the Burgess Shale.