Thursday, 26 April 2018
Darwinian Solution to Complex Life: Just Add Oxygen?
Chinese researchers think that “a surge in oxygen” might have paved the way for the evolution of complex life a “billion years” earlier than previously thought.
Reporting on this view, New Scientist also suggests that Ediacaran creatures were “blob-like.”
However, some Precambrian creatures were very complex, full of tiny nanomachines.
Oxygen is not a sufficient cause for producing complex life. What is needed is genetic information, which happens to be a thing Darwinian evolution cannot produce.
Klein, Alice. 2018. Oxygen may have helped complex life arise a billion years early. New Scientist (23 April).