Burgess Shale Rethink

6 Jun 2021

Sent in by Robert - a link to https://phys.org/news/2021-06-fossil-secret-diversity-earth-animals.html .... Robert quotes, 'we don't know over what kind of time scale these many flows happened but we know each one produced an event bed that we see today, stacked on top of one another. These flows could pick up animals from multiple places as they moved across the sea floor and dropped them all together in one place.' It is acknowledged that living creatures can be moved from one location and deposited at another. Paleontologists call these 'mass kill' sites, he claims. Larger creatures are usually fossilised in a disarticulated condition - broken bones. This can obviously occur during a violent and catastrophic event. Now, here is the rethink. Until now it has been widely accepted the multitude of fossils buried in mudflows in the Burgess Shale deposit in Canada, which purportedly show the result of the Cambrian Explosion of life forms, some 500 million years ago, had all lived together. That is now in doubt. According to Robert this implies that reconstructions of the Cambrian environment are imaginary - if the animals featured did not live together.

Actually, Robert goes further and links to https://thedailyplasma.blog/2021/06/02/the-shocking-truth/ .. and www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBTGvtimkDQ ... where, rather than a flood of water [driving the mud flows] or a tsunami wave [dragging up all sorts of life forms] we have the role of lightning - and explosive blast phenomena playing a role. Andrew Hall likens shock waves to plasma shock waves as in the Chelyabinsk 2013 meteor explosion, or the 1908 Tunguska event.