Flowering plants or angiosperms appear abruptly in the fossil record of the Lower Cretaceous (about 130 million years ago).
Don’t walk on the grass, that “often undervalued” form of life, without looking down. It’s amazing down there.
All orders and families of the angiosperms appear abruptly in the fossil record (the same for most lower systematic categories).
It’s simply false for Dawkins to claim that when you compare genes of different animals, they “fall on a perfectly hierarchy — a perfect family tree.”
Darwin’s “abominable mystery” is not only very much alive and kicking, but it also suggests intelligent design.