Whales are held up as a model of what unguided evolution can do in a short time: in this case, just 8 million years, or perhaps even half that.
Undirected natural selection can’t lift itself by its own bootstraps — accidents can’t happen in nature except in a sea of design.
Considering several recent papers shows that eliminating evolutionary words and concepts simplifies and improves scientific explanations.
The media are generous with claims that new findings “shed light” on evolution.
This line of argumentation only appears compelling to those who assume from that start that the core assumptions of the standard evolutionary model are true.