Most likely one of the more preplexing items, a thorn in the hypothesis of evolution is the Cambrian Explosion. Two reports from a militant defender of evolution, New Scientist tries to explain the observation.
“Of course, we have since discovered innumerable fossils from far earlier periods. Rocks as old as 3.8 billion years contain signs of life, and the first recognisable bacteria appear in rocks 3.5 billion years old.”
“Multicellular plants in the form of red and green algae appear around a billion years ago, followed by the first multicellular animals about 575 million years ago, during the Ediacaran….”
The sudden appearance of a multitude of complex and varied life forms at the very bottom of the fossil-rich portion of the geologic column where evolutionists expected to find much simpler life forms so the solution we have seen so far according to New Scientist, is not to address this particular issue which is important.
Now they do try and explain some date shifting, Sponge embryos were found in China. Using the evolutionary time frame, they put the sponge embryos at the beginning of the Ediacaran era which is over 600 million years. By the way, an the sponge embryo has many complex multicellular processes already in action.
Next, they decided to let their imaginations take hold on the question of why the evidence is missing. By speculating that the Chinese embryos could represent cysts formed under hard environmental conditions.
Fox and Le Page speculated once again but not specifying where they came from. “They lack a nervous system and have no need for circulatory systems. Animals like jellyfish might also have evolved early.” Somehow, central nervous systems appeared. But animal life was pretty rough at first. This is why the evidence is missing, they claim! Instead of explaining how the setting of the stage was accomplished, they turn their attention to the climate.
“For a while the climate bounced between wild extremes: during warm periods complex life thrived and lots of carbon was locked away, leading to deep ice ages. During the ice ages, carbon burial ceased, and the planet warmed again.”
“These swings ended only when burrowing creatures with a gut evolved towards the end of the Ediacaran, [Martin] Brasier [U of Oxford] thinks. By recycling the organic matter falling to the sea floor, they reduced carbon burial and stabilised the climate. “There are no Snowball Earth glaciations after big animals evolve,” he says.
We are still waiting for the evidence in another words, after all, the animals are there. Then the authors were spending time on how the complex animals were at war with bacteria. Trying to fit in the survival of the fittest.
I must say, their title is a bluff (solved at last), much like all evolutionary stories. They like to come across as confident and try to explains things, they really have no answers for. They didn’t “solve” anything while avoiding how complex animals with nervous systems arose so fast during an early time period. Instead they start talking about oxygen, carbon, and ice.
Another thing, the selective pressure in which they mentioned has no desire or power to create wings; it is just a filter against entities that do not have wings. “Selective pressure” is nothing more than a misdirection in order to lead someone away from common sense.
Like every evolutionary story does it ends with this admission, “I suspect things will turn up, but if they don’t we will have to listen to the evidence.” Proving once again, their title was misleading as well as their storyline, the problem wasn’t solved! And they are certainly not listening to the evidence.