For those wedded to an evolutionary interpretation of life’s history, the fossil and genetic evidence leave the origin of arthropods a major mystery.
The “dreadful beasts, grinning knowingly,” have a message for evolutionists: “no further in this direction!”
New fossils continue to put pressure on the evolutionary narrative of gradualism.
They were quite the sudden, unanticipated gift in the history of life.
The museum makes a big deal of Lucy. Their portrayal has many more bones than the original!