If you look at the early fossil records, especially for the pre-Cambrian
and Cambrian eras, you will find that there is a greater complexity of
life forms than currently exist on the planet. These life forms were not
necessarily more simple than any other invertebrate on the planet - in
fact some like Hallucigenia were probably a lot more complicated in their
make up. If you want to look this up, a good starting place would be
'Wonderful Life' by Stephen J. Gould.
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On 27 Jun 1994, Andrew Verba wrote:
> As well as not evolving fast enough, there are no new species
> being made. the time we believe we see that is in the fossil
> records after each extinction. Looking at the fossil records
> in the lime stone cliffs, the lower layers are the simpler life
> forms. The next layer has some but not all of the old life forms.
> Then it has some improved models and some new species that did not
> exist before.
>>> Look budy, we can "create" new species today in the lab very easily.
> By new species I mean a new animal that cannot breed and have ofspring
> with its ancestors. We can do this with bacteria today, eventually it
> will be possible with invertabrates and vertabrates.
>> Andrew Verba