Re: The Cambrian explosion
I claim that hybridizations between all sorts of ealy animals, before any of them had larvae, was the principal cause of the Cambrian explosion.
It's a very interesting idea. I like it, but I haven't heard much about it before.
I understand the idea that hybridizations may have lead to an increase in diversity, expecially back in the pre-cambrian when creatures were less specialized than they are today. But why do you add, "before any of them had larvae"?
How does the fact that something has larvae, or not, affect the idea of large scale hybridization?
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