Tag: Cambrian News
Cambrian Animals? Just Add Oxygen
In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a new paper that, frankly, we’re not sure passes the laugh test.
Darwinian Magic: Another Question-Begging Darwinian Explanation of the Cambrian Explosion
The Cambrian animals exploded onto the scene because evolution works fast sometimes. What, you’ve got a problem with that?
Instant Body Plans: The Case of Jellyfish
Jellyfish (phylum Cnidaria, including jellyfish, corals and sea anemones) may look like the “simplest” of animal phyla after sponges.
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.
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.