This is a field that often has more in common with the interpretation of inkblots in Rorschach tests than with hard science.
Not even the tiniest and most abundant organisms seem to confirm the gradualist predictions of Darwinian evolution.
In spite of all the scientific efforts by Darwinists, the origin of complete metamorphosis in holometabolan insects remains an unsolved mystery.
Instead of a reasonable and fair scientific debate, McMenamin’s hypothesis has been ridiculed by other scientists and science journalists.
I have elaborated on the sudden appearance of flowering plants in the Lower Cretaceous, which was called an “abominable mystery” by Charles Darwin.