A lot of nonsense gets published in peer-reviewed journals and it needs expertise to separate the wheat from the chaff. Farina lacks any expertise to do this.
Far from “a nice clean example” of “gradualistic evolutionary change” that has “no gaps,” the fossil record shows a dramatic discontinuity.
It’s intriguing that life as we know it depends on a seemingly un-natural distribution of minerals.
An intelligent design paradigm can easily accommodate convergences as a natural consequence of a designer reusing the same ideas in different constructions.
When parsed carefully, the metaphorical structure of Darwin’s argumentation emerges as little less than a periphrastic description of the goddess Natura.