Of course, a critic might worry that Kojonen’s model violates Ockham’s razor. Why posit two explanations when only one will do?
The origin of the ingeniously intricate long necks in sauropod dinosaurs has been postulated to have arisen more than 35 times independently.
“Convergent evolution” is not a process. It is a post-hoc observation based on evolutionary assumptions.
“Evolution of novel genes”? Isn’t that the question at hand? Where do novel genes come from?
The formulation “crazy stuff” of course implicitly suggests that this is a pseudo-problem invented by evil and stupid creationists.