Natural selection can explain “the survival of the fittest but not the arrival of the fittest.”
Evans et al. (2021) seem to have been well aware of the circular reasoning in their argument.
A recent paper by Richard Buggs shows that a problem for evolutionary theory has grown more acute since Darwin’s time.
The new fossils stem from a layer in the Nama Group of Namibia, just below an ash bed that could be radiometrically dated to 547.32 ± 0.65 million years.
It’s become suffocating on the surface, so truth seeks shelter. The experience of being canceled is no longer limited to speakers on college campuses.