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Cause of Cambrian Explosion - Terrestrial or Cosmic?

Steele, Edward J.; Al-Mufti, Shirwan; Augustyn, Kenneth A.; Chandrajith, Rohana; Coghlan, John P.; Coulson, S. G.; Ghosh, Sudipto; Gillman, Mark; Gorczynski, Reginald M.; Klyce, Brig; Louis, Godfrey; Mahanama, Kithsiri; Oliver, Keith R.; Padron, Julio; Qu, Jiangwen; Schuster, John A.; Smith, W. E.; Snyder, Duane P.; Steele, Julian A.; Stewart, Brent J.; Temple, Robert; Tokoro, Gensuke; Tout, Christopher A.; Unzicker, Alexander; Wainwright, Milton; Wallis, Jamie; Wallis, Daryl H.; Wallis, Max K.; Wetherall, John; Wickramasinghe, D. T.; Wickramasinghe, J. T.; Wickramasinghe, N. Chandra; Liu, Yongsheng


We review the salient evidence consistent with or predicted by the Hoyle-Wickramasinghe (H-W) thesis of Cometary (Cosmic) Biology. Much of this physical and biological evidence is multifactorial. One particular focus are the recent studies which date the emergence of the complex retroviruses of vertebrate lines at or just before the Cambrian Explosion of ∼500 Ma. Such viruses are known to be plausibly associated with major evolutionary genomic processes. We believe this coincidence is not...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-03-13
Type: Journal article
Source: Progress in biophysics and molecular biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2018.03.004
Access Rights: Open Access


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