To explain away the Cambrian explosion has been and remains a high priority for Darwinists.
Günter Bechly explains why the Precambrian fossil Namacalathus fails as a transitional precursor to the Cambrian explosion.
The notion that many genes would be required for the Cambrian explosion may seem unsurprising — what is surprising is that anyone would challenge the idea.
Design with interdependent layers presents a challenge to neo-Darwinism. Natural selection is oblivious to anything but an immediate beneficial variation.
If this is the best answer evolutionists can come up with, it’s game over for Darwinism.