There was an abrupt origin, a burst of biological creativity, which is best explained by an infusion of new information from an intelligent agent.
If an asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs as believed by the scientific consensus, its effects on evolution seem strained and inconsistent.
Time is not the hero of the plot when actual improbabilities and probabilistic resources are ignored or glossed over with fancy storytelling.
Even as a paleontologist I admit that calling this a real scientific discipline seems like an insult to sciences like physics or chemistry or molecular biology.
Of course, it is only we “nitpicking” intelligent design proponents who point out such incongruences.