A Biological Big Bang

The Cambrian Explosion Becomes More Explosive

New high-resolution age data narrows the date range for the paleon-tological event known as the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition to 410,000 years. A period of 410,000 years seems a long time to most people, but to scientists who study Earth's history and life, it's a mere moment. Discovery of a novel life-form that appeared within such a "moment" in the earliest days of the Cambrian era carries profound implications. When viewed in light of the measured "molecular clock" rate, this new finding presents a serious challenge to the commonly accepted story of life's slow, gradual development by natural processes alone.

Life's Explosion onto the Scene

The Cambrian...

 

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 #61, Summer 2022 Copyright © 2022 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo61/a-biological-big-bang

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