This is a familiar type of story to anyone who follows the news about academic freedom, especially on the subject of evolution.
The notable German paleontologist discusses a fact that, frankly, doesn’t get anywhere near the attention it should.
Exquisitely preserved animal fossils now show up on three widely separated continents. The earliest are just as complex as those in the Burgess Shale.
On the gathering specifically of scientific knowledge, our paleontologist colleague Günter Bechly nails it.
The interesting psychological issue here turns upon the question of whether these people are deliberately lying or not.