Between cells and humans, there are millions of “ugly duckling” species that are beautiful in their own way.
The historical wellspring of randomness in evolutionary theory is Darwin’s own insistence on “chance” at the causal foundations of life.
The word often permits the improbable to be considered probable for the purposes of sounding like science without providing any.
At most, the story shows a change in the proportions of two varieties of the same species.
Darwinians never had a rightful claim to them in the first place.