Evans et al. (2021) seem to have been well aware of the circular reasoning in their argument.
Two theorists have created a stir in evolutionary circles, claiming that Darwinian phylogeny efforts (tree-building) cannot be constrained to one “best” answer.
In 1901, divers brought up from an ancient shipwreck the first part of the Antikythera mechanism made by Greek inventors.
This is a clear falsification of an evolutionary expectation expressed across many years, and widely held by a consensus of experts.