They were quite the sudden, unanticipated gift in the history of life.
He covers how “a lightbulb went on” for him about Darwinism, the fatal waiting time problem, why the ballyhooed extended synthesis fails to save the day for evolution, and more.
The nation’s museum cannot ignore the collection of fossils Walcott sent them from the Burgess Shale. But can they explain them away?
Evolutionary anthropologists will have to drastically revise the timeline of the first human arrivals in North America.
Remember when fossil hunters found Marble Canyon, a fossil bed in Canada that surpassed the Burgess Shale in extent and species richness?