A new fossil worm from the closing days of the Ediacaran is being celebrated as a missing link that demonstrates a gradual Cambrian diversification, not an explosion.
It’s circular: “Because evolution innovates things, it will innovate things if given the opportunity.”
Simple, small, and worldwide in distribution, the placozoa don’t fit any clear evolutionary picture.
The top-down pattern of appearance of animal phyla during the Cambrian explosion represents major conflicting evidence for Darwinian evolution.
Unlike the more traditional evolutionary view, ID hasn’t assumed the shape of a living fossil from an antique age.