In automobile evolution, for example (or in the evolution of software), as in the history of life, we see major new features appear suddenly.
A key characteristic of life is active transport: control over what enters and exits the cell. Closer looks reveal exquisite “selectivity filters” with moving parts that make active transport work.
Budding is the means of reproduction of some species of worms but it is most certainly not a means reproduction by human beings.
Parents and educators might feel it’s the safest way to take shelter from claims by scientists and other academics that are thought to engender cynicism and to undermine faith.
The media are generous with claims that new findings “shed light” on evolution.