Early Gooey Animals Prick Creationism's Thin Skin
“It’s not yet proof…” – if only we would hear such phrases from Creationists. One more missing link may have been found in the fossil record – a pattern in 850 million year-old Canadian limestones that matches the patterns created by the decomposition of collagen in sponges growing on reefs. If these are the fossils of 850 million year-old sponges, they are the oldest-found fossils of any animal.
The age of the suspected fossils is significant, because molecular analysis of rates of genetic evolution suggest that the earliest multicellular animal would have come into existence at about 850 million years ago. These fossils could be the first evidence of that very early link between the worlds of microbes and megafauna…
… or they could be not any kind of fossils at all. Science has the courage to admit to this uncertainty. If only Creationists could acknowledge such doubts.