An intelligent design paradigm can easily accommodate convergences as a natural consequence of a designer reusing the same ideas in different constructions.
Only the infusion of new information from outside the system can explain these bursts of biological creativity.
Ubiquitous discontinuities contradict the gradualist predictions of Darwin’s theory and thus should count as empirical falsifications of that theory.
Coelacanths are considered to be “living fossils,” which do not sit well with Darwinian assumptions.
These fossiliferous limestones are about 115 million years old. In spite of this age the animal is not primitive in any way.