Thursday, November 20, 2008
New Discovery Upends Evolutionary Theory
Scientists have discovered an organism that changes their understanding of evolution. In the course of explaining the discovery, this article at the Discovery Channel explains "a mysterious time in the evolution of early life known as the Cambrian Explosion. Until about 550 million years ago, there were very few animals leaving trails behind. Then, within ten million years an unprecedented blossoming of life swarmed across the planet, filling every niche with hard-bodied, complex creatures."
But for me, the real money quote in this explanation was this: "It wasn't a gradual development of complexity," Matz said. "Instead these things suddenly seemed to burst out of a magic box." (emphasis added)
A Designer? G-d? No way. It must have been a magical box!
(Picture courtesy of Matz/NOAA /Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute)
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