Chapter 6: The Cambrian Explosion

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Chapter 6 of Evolution, the Big Bang, and Other Fables, by A N Mack MD

Atheistic cosmology is completely dependent on explosions.  Secular scientists believe all matter exploded out of nothing due to a quantum fluctuation.  They also believe all life exploded into being in a short period for no reason a few hundred million years ago. They adopt these beliefs, not based on uniformity of agreement, not based on SCIENTIFIC evidence, not because logic demands it, but because as atheists, they have no other explanation! 

For over a hundred years those atheists who promoted evolution patiently explained to unbelievers that evolution was a gradual process, step by step, one tiny building block at a time. It occurred, they said, over hundreds of millions of years, as accidental radiation-induced genetic changes supposedly built ever more complicated forms of life from simpler forms of life, one little accidental genetic modification building on another accidental genetic modification.

Unfortunately, the science of archaeology has destroyed these gradual timelines as foundations for evolution, and now scientists, archaeologists, and evolutionists say life suddenly appeared during the Cambrian explosion some 500 million years in the past.

We will discuss the absurdity of quantum fluctuation creating everything in another chapter.  Today lets discuss the absurdity of believing in evolution, and at the same time believing all life appeared suddenly on the earth.

As we have discussed, for over a century, those who preferred evolution as an explanation for everything taught, and apparently believed, that evolution was a gradual process, requiring hundreds of millions of years to make small changes that progressively increased the complexity of life.  But in fact, the evidence from the geological strata show it pretty much appeared all at once during or just before the Cambrian period. This should have discouraged the proponents of evolution. But since the belief in evolution is primarily a philosophical, rather than a scientific tenet, it did little to discourage their atheistic zeal.

In the Precambrian Era, all life on earth supposedly originated, developed, and thrived.  Life not only created itself during this period, according to evolutionary theory it advanced rapidly into millions of species in a very short period. (1)  This is the antithesis, the exact and complete opposite of how evolution was described for over a century and is in itself, proof of the complete failure of evolutionary theory.  In fact, in order to support the latest evolutionary timeline, during the “Cambrian explosion” there would have been the appearance of an entirely new species of life approximately every 50 years!

But there is more. The Precambrian and Cambrian Era geological remnants are distributed around the world in what is called the “Burgess-type” shale.  In all the areas of the world where such “Burgess-type” shale has been found, all the organisms appear the same.  No variance, no progression. All are the same.  All over the world. No support for evolution here.

In addition, secular scientists recognize, “The way in which the Burgess Shale animals were buried, by a mudslide or a sediment-laden current that acted as a sandstorm, suggests they lived on the surface of the seafloor.” (2) (Wikipedia) This mudslide or sediment-laden current sounds much more like evidence of a single great flood than evidence of evolution! Imagine what would happen during a Biblical Great Flood.  Millions of animals all over the world would have been suddenly buried, and preserved, in mudslides, or “sediment-laden currents”!  And the fact that other living creatures are found in geologic and archaeological strata above this layer could suggest they were carried in by a sediment-laden current afterward, and buried in successive layers above the sea floor creatures. (3)

The history of geology and evolution do not support the gradual development of life on earth.  Not even using Uniformitarian assumptions (which we will discuss later). The Theory of Evolution is a scientifically unpalatable philosophical assumption in light of many new findings in geology, molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics over the past 70 years.


Job 12:7-10 ESV “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
    the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;
or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you;
    and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
    that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every living thing
    and the breath of all mankind.





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Emergency Room Physician. Student of science and student of scripture. Defending truth in a post-truth society. I believe that Truth exists, and I believe it is our duty and privilege to seek it out, amidst ignorance, frivolity, and misconceptions.

2 thoughts on “Chapter 6: The Cambrian Explosion”

  1. for no reason

    Oh, there were reasons. Principally, the Great Oxygen Catastrophe, the GKPID mutation, and the resulting Hox and ParaHox gene clusters. Of course, any *actual* explanation would also include the even earlier adhesion molecules such as addressins, cadherins, integrins and selectins (proteins necessary for cell-to-cell bonding and signalling in animals) and kinases (a catalysing enzyme necessary for cellular differentiation and patterning). Taken in total, this kicked open the door to multicellularity.

    You would, of course, know this if you were a serious researcher, which quite clearly you are not.


    1. John, your tone, as always, leaves much to be desired. However, If you have any scientific evidence that these occurred, please provide it. Such molecules would have had to be self-replicating, or stem from some form of life that was already present. Both explanations are clearly impossible. Proteins like selectins do not spontaneously appear. And if they did they would rapidly degrade in that harsh lifeless environment.


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