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.
So far, our readers have only had the opportunity to meet paleontologist Günter Bechly in his writing here and in a fairly short segment from a recent documentary.
On some subjects, the astroturf mob is particularly committed to a biased agenda.