Darwinian Evolution Is Incomplete.
The journey to understand human biology and health has taken an unexpected turn.
In academic circles it is laughable to doubt Darwinian evolution in the slightest. To question it is even more ridiculous than questioning germ theory or any strongly held view within the institution. In other words, exactly the type of question this blog was created for.
The inspiration for this line of thought came from Jack Kruse - infamous mitochondriac and bitcoin maximalist. In a couple of discussions, he has asserted that the fossil record has a particular conundrum without convincing explanation. This period of time is known as the Cambrian explosion, quote:
The Cambrian explosion, Cambrian radiation, Cambrian diversification, or the Biological Big Bang refers to an interval of time approximately 538.8 million years ago in the Cambrian Period of early Paleozoic when there was a sudden radiation of complex life and practically all major animal phyla started appearing in the fossil record.
Kruse asserts that this period corresponds to a change in emissions from the Sun. Now, we venture well beyond my sphere of understanding - so we will simply recite Kruse’s reasoning and move on.
Kruse asserts that during the Cambrian explosion, the Sun entered a phase of its life in which it emits 10% more UV light. This caused simple life to develop mechanisms to tolerate and harness this increased emission. This new environment for life on earth, and the competing mechanisms to adapt resulted in the diversity that this period is famous for.
Whether you believe this or not - I don’t actually care. But, Kruse inspired me to think about it from a different perspective.