Darwin himself could take refuge in an “Evolution of the Gaps” scenario where confirmation of his theory would emerge with time. Modern Darwinists don’t have that luxury.
Most studies simply infer or invent some story about the evolution of a gene without any experimental tests.
Trilobites look up silently from their Burgess Shale rock slabs, with sad eyes, asking, “Where did I come from?”
Recently, a team of British paleontologists added a new pseudo-explanation.
Career anxiety is exactly how heterodox thought is policed and stamped out in the academic world.