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.
Darwin’s “abominable mystery” is not only very much alive and kicking, but it also suggests intelligent design.