Gregory Retallack is a kind of maverick paleontologist, who endorses a fringe hypothesis that Ediacaran organisms were not marine but terrestrial lichens.
It’s interesting to see what Derek E. G. Briggs is willing to admit about the Cambrian explosion.
The strength of a theory can be gauged by how well it stands up to attacks and how well it incorporates new evidence.
To explain away the Cambrian explosion has been and remains a high priority for Darwinists.
The dominant pattern in the fossil record is explosions of new biological forms. The Cambrian explosion is a prime example.