Dickinsonia costata, a typical fossil of the Ediacara biota

An article published in the journal “Nature” in December is causing discussions among paleontologists. The reason is that according to Gregory Retallack, a geologist at the University of Oregon in Eugene, life on land began 65 million years earlier than is generally estimated.

Trilobite fossile from the Burgess Shale

The Royal Ontario Museum and Parks Canada, the national agency that has the mandate to protect Canada’s natural and cultural heritage, opened a new site which is an online museum of the Burgess Shale, a unique field of fossils from the Middle Cambrian, about five hundred million years ago.

Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould was born on September 10, 1941 in Bayside, New York. He wrote many scientific essays, papers and articles. As a researcher he’s most famous for his theory of punctuated equilibrium.

Richard Dawkins in 2010

Clinton Richard Dawkins was born in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 26, 1941. He’s one of the most famous writers of popular science in the world thanks to his essays about evolutionism. He’s also famous because he’s an atheist and critic of religions and irrational beliefs in general.