Tag: Cambrian Explosion
Darwin Defenders Love Donald Prothero’s Ranting Review of Darwin’s Doubt
I wonder who among the Internet’s Darwin brigade will have a go at Stephen Meyer’s book next. Good luck to them.
How "Sudden" Was the Cambrian Explosion? Nick Matzke Misreads Stephen Meyer and the Paleontological Literature; New Yorker Recycles Misrepresentation
Ironically, the rarity of genes and proteins in sequence space means that even thirty million years is not nearly enough time for the neo-Darwinian mechanism to generate a new gene or protein, much less a new animal form.
In Words and Images, My Hike to the Burgess Shale
Conway Morris’s description is dead on. Imagine the scene he describes — hiking through gorgeous scenery up to a tiny quarry where you find ancient fossils preserved in incredible detail.
Erwin and Valentine’s The Cambrian Explosion Affirms Major Points in Darwin’s Doubt: The Cambrian Enigma Is “Unresolved”
A while back at Jerry Coyne’s blog, Why Evolution Is True, contributor Greg Mayer wrote a post encouraging readers to buy a new 2013 book about the Cambrian explosion.
Rush to Judgment: Nick Matzke’s Hasty Review of Darwin’s Doubt Makes Bogus Charges of Errors and Ignorance
There’s an old joke about a book critic. Asked if he has read the new book by a certain author, he replies, “No, I only had time to review it.”