“The analogy that comes to mind is a golfer, who having played a ball through an 18-hole course, assumed the ball could also play the course in his absence.”
Evans et al. (2021) seem to have been well aware of the circular reasoning in their argument.
Not much is known about the anatomy, biology, and ecology of the enigmatic trilobozoans.
The so-called “anti-evolution” charge against intelligent design is what sparked my initial interest in Alfred Russel Wallace some years ago.
The term “anti-evolution” has been used for decades, over and over, by untold numbers of defenders of Darwin and critics of the theory of intelligent design.