“It looked like a fern. But as a budding geologist, [UK teenager Tina] Negus knew these 600 million year old rocks were too old to host such a plant.”
The nation’s museum cannot ignore the collection of fossils Walcott sent them from the Burgess Shale. But can they explain them away?
None of the Cambrian animal phyla is represented in the Ediacaran fossil record.
The fossil record speaks clearly and cries out loud: the history of life on Earth is a history of saltations.