The evidence poses a significant problem for the Darwinian mechanistic paradigm, but can be readily explained with an intelligent design approach.
It is possible that there is no surviving evidence anywhere on Earth of our planet’s first life.
Here are items reported in 2019 that have made news in 2020: more on butterflies, hummingbirds, and the Cambrian explosion.
Scientists aren’t like “everyone else”: because of the prestige they enjoy, the impact of their being “uncritical of things that [they] want to believe” is tremendous. It can be quite corrosive, quite malign.
What do we learn from this case? In today’s science world it is no longer sufficient to objectively describe some nicely preserved ancient fossils.