We have much to teach the non-professor, and I trust that he is grateful for the education being rendered to him here.
A lot of nonsense gets published in peer-reviewed journals and it needs expertise to separate the wheat from the chaff. Farina lacks any expertise to do this.
The new evidence is very ambiguous and totally inconclusive. No far-reaching conclusions should be drawn from such dubious material.
The new fossils stem from a layer in the Nama Group of Namibia, just below an ash bed that could be radiometrically dated to 547.32 ± 0.65 million years.
Günter Bechly explains why the Precambrian fossil Namacalathus fails as a transitional precursor to the Cambrian explosion.