Darwin’s “abominable mystery” is not only very much alive and kicking, but it also suggests intelligent design.
This year a new article by Silvestro et al. (2021), “Fossil data support a pre-Cretaceous origin of flowering plants,” was published.
Darwinists had hoped that 150 years of paleontological research since Darwin would surely make this nagging problem go away.
A recent paper by Richard Buggs shows that a problem for evolutionary theory has grown more acute since Darwin’s time.
If this accurately reflects the argument in the primary research paper, it provides a beautiful example of common descent as axiomatically true.