Fossil Discovery Provides a New Narrative on the Origin of Life

San Jose, CA / Mar 04, 2014 / Newly discovered fossils from a quarter billion years ago provide a new narrative on the origin of life and biodiversity.

"The new narrative is based on the fossil evidence of a hosted, random genetic reassortment of unicellular DNA into biodiverse, multicellular life forms. The evidence indicates that the major biodiversity explosion events in earth's history were reassortment driven, origin of multicellular life events, and not evolution on steroids as told under the current narrative." according to Mark Zamoyski, a graduate of Cornell University, who spent the last two years processing and evaluating the fossils.

The life forms spawned by this reassortment process, and immortalized in these 35 fossils, range from unicellular giants to forerunners of dinosaurs and mammals, as well as life forms that never made it into earth's playbook of life. The fossil photos included with this press release show some of the life forms spawned by this process.

"The level of internal soft tissue preservation in some of these fossils is so exceptional that it documents the origin of specialized cell types responsible for motility, vision, smell, and terrestrial features such as skin, paws, claws, and lungs that allowed for migration onto land. Undigested stomach contents reveal predators are also generated by this process." Mr. Zamoyski continued.

Photos and illustrations of the fossils, along with the underlying science and fossil evidence of how the genetic reassortment process occurred, are compiled in "On the Origin of Life and Biodiversity", now available from ( ) and ( ).

Contact: Mark Zamoyski,, 408-365-7607

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