Almost on a monthly basis new fossil evidence corroborates the abruptness of the Cambrian Explosion as a genuine “Big Bang” of life.
The “molecular clock” must be wrong, a study concludes. Cambrian animal ancestors are not there in the fossil record as hoped.
The virtual ink for my article had hardly dried when a story about a new discovery hit the news.
Fossils are great; the more the better. Experience from spectacular discoveries assures us that no surprises will change Charles Darwin’s own cause for doubt.
In modern paleontology it is still a very common phenomenon that fossils are over-interpreted by the scientists and over-hyped in the media.