President and founder of The Living
Cosmos Society, and long-time author, Richard Pasichnyk,
Ph.D., presents a new theory on the mechanisms of evolution in
his new book, The Vital Vastness.
Mass extinctions and the blossoming of new
species shortly thereafter has no place in Darwin’s
scheme of natural selection, or as often stated,
“survival of the fittest.” Little is said
times of mass extinction, and even less is said about
the mass speciations that follow,
How could slow, gradual adaptation allow the diversity
of species to actually increase after mass
right, the number and types of totally new species
increase after mass extinctions so much that there are
more and more species through time.
If natural selection were at work as the primary
force behind evolution during or after mass extinctions
we would find a different scenario. As noted in the fossil record it only takes as little as tens
to hundreds of thousands of years to see a multitude of new species. If
natural selection where at work this should take a
million or more years.
For example, shortly after the mass extinction of
the dinosaurs we see the evidence of a modern looking
rainforest only tens of thousands of years after the
The actual mechanism behind most of the major
steps in evolution is ionizing radiation.
This has been repeatedly suggested as the force
behind mass extinctions, but with no satisfactory source
of the ionizing radiation.
A super solar flare with a weakened geomagnetic
field or a nearby supernova have been suggested, but
fall short of explaining all of the evidence. Well, the
source is the Earth itself in a far more dynamic state
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