The notion that many genes would be required for the Cambrian explosion may seem unsurprising — what is surprising is that anyone would challenge the idea.
I have been writing a series of articles on alleged Ediacaran animals that have been postulated as precursors of the Cambrian explosion.
Evolutionists would expect to find sponges as the earliest animals in the fossil record.
The evidence poses a significant problem for the Darwinian mechanistic paradigm, but can be readily explained with an intelligent design approach.
As Thomas Nagel would argue today, any theory of evolution that excludes the origin of mind and consciousness from consideration is at best half a theory.