You don’t have time to give a 30-minute answer outlining the different meanings of the word “evolution” and the evidence pro and con for each.
For my part, I think it’s better to approach the data without assumptions and to let the evidence speak for itself.
Even Evans et al. (2021) themselves admitt that “phylogenetic affinities for most of the Ediacara Biota remain enigmatic.”
Trilobites look up silently from their Burgess Shale rock slabs, with sad eyes, asking, “Where did I come from?”
The evolution of life mimics the evolution of software or other human technology.