Monday, January 07, 2008

Life Before the Cambrian

According to new research, even before the Cambrian "explosion," there was a radiation of life.

“It now appears that at the dawn of the macroscopic life, between 575 and 520 million years ago, there was not one, but at least two major episodes of abrupt morphological expansion," said Shuhai Xiao, a paleontologist at Virginia Tech.

It has been dubbed the "Avalon Explosion." Pushing back the frontiers of knowledge.

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