'Darwin's Dilemma' May Finally Have Been Solved

November 19, 2014 1:29 PM

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'Darwin's Dilemma' May Finally Have Been Solved

Though the theory of evolution has long been accepted as scientific fact, scientists have always had trouble reconciling Darwin's notion of gradual evolution by natural selection with a sudden explosion of new species around 530 million years ago.

Now a University of Texas geologist believes he may finally have an explanation for what some refer to as "Darwin's dilemma": a major shift in the continents, which created ideal conditions for complex new life forms to evolve.

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