from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being mineralized. Also spelled mineralisable.
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The development of mineralizable body parts was a major innovation which as rapidly exploited by many different organisms.
They interpret it not just as the appearance of mineralizable structures which has precursors in the “small shelly fauna” but as the abrupt appearance of all major animal phyla.
Or was there some change in the environment that was conducive to the development of mineralizable body parts?
Now the ICD claims are nonsense, but the existence of major animal phyla in the Precambrian, and molecular evidence suggesting diversification took place over longer periods than the mineralizable fossils suggest, have been comprehensively ignored by the IDC’s.