Life's Big Bangs

Avalon & Cambrian (& Worldview) Explosions

Sea-faring creatures from ages ago just won't go away. New data from the fossil record concerning a dramatic "explosion" of life forms about 543 million years ago continue to baffle evolutionary scientists. A few years ago one biologist wrote, "Elucidating the materialistic basis of the Cambrian explosion has become more elusive, not less, the more we know about the event itself."1 Indeed, since 2009 the "materialistic basis" itself has become dramatically less tenable. What follows is a brief description of what we know of the first appearance of animals on Earth that includes some of the latest scientific findings. Do these findings support an...


PhD, is an astrophysicist and the founder and president of the science-faith think tank Reasons to Believe (RTB).

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #34, Fall 2015 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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