Tag: Cambrian News
Explaining Life’s “Great Leap Forward”: Now It’s Nitrogen
Stephen Meyer likes to quote the characterization of a form of madness as “reasoning correctly from false premises.”
Here’s a Bubble That’s Ready to Burst: Oxygen as an Explanation for the Cambrian Explosion
The sheer number of new papers attributing the rise of Cambrian animals to oxygen is weird. Could it be chance that these are all coming out months after the release of Darwin’s Doubt?
Jerry Coyne Notwithstanding, as an "Explanation" for the Rise of Complex Animal Life, Oxygen Is Now Eliminated from the Running
There’s nothing about lower oxygen levels on Earth that would forbid the rise of early animals.
In the Canadian Rockies, a Major Fossil Find Intensifies the Object of Darwin’s Doubt
Some 26 miles from the famous Walcott quarry, a new exposure of Burgess Shale fossils has come to light.
The “Ghost of Teleology”: Molecular Data Wreak Havoc on the Tree of Life
Convoluted phylogenetic trees, seemingly required by the genetic data, suggest that highly complex biological structures have been gained and lost many times in evolutionary history.