For example, a recent article by palaeobiologist Kevin Peterson says,
If it turns out that the traditional mammal tree is right, Peterson won’t see that result as a defeat for microRNAs. It would just mean that something odd happened…he says.
An April 2012 University of Wisconsin-Madison press release says that “something happened” regarding the cryptic Cambrian explosion:
The oceans teemed with life 600 million years ago, but the simple, soft-bodied creatures would have been hardly recognizable as the ancestors of nearly all animals on Earth today. Then something happened…a burst of evolution led to a flurry of diversification and increasing complexity, including the expansion of multicellular organisms and the appearance of the first shells and skeletons.
From a text book called Integraded Principles of Zoology, we have this statement:
Sometime, somewhere in the Precambrian era, a major milestone occurred in the evolution of life on earth
This is from a short article called "Evolution: It Just Happened" and can be read here:
So something happened... that explains it! No evidence, no proof, no idea what happened but...something did... so it happened...
Definitely no design behind life though. I mean, something happened. Maybe aliens. SOMETHING happened. Just chance though. Luck of the draw. Evolution 'knew' what every creature in this universe needed to survive. How to fend for itself. How to love, communicate, reproduce, survive, etc... and every organ, every nerve, every muscle, every thought, anything and everything related to this amazing thing we call life is thanks to evolution! But it can't be explained. But it happened.
Something came from nothing.... zero evidence.
Something went "boom"... somehow... zero evidence.
Boom! Life formed!! Zero evidence.
But the fossils! The many, many that have been found but are virtually unchanged over a supposedly millions of years? The ones you don't see at museums? The ones that lack proof of evolution? Yeah... they are observed. Maybe minor differences in the animals found. Nothing that screams evolution. But hey! Something happened so we evolved...
Everything around us is optimal for life. Thank goodness evolution got it right! The moon, the sun, gravity, etc. But again, evolution is something else because it knew we needed a sun so it made one! And thank goodness for gravity or I'd need some heavy boots. Or maybe the opposite if gravity was weaker. But it's just right. Thank goodness something happened when gravity came about and it's jussssssssst right or we'd be in trouble. And that ozone layer??? Good thing evolution made that!!
Okay, so enough sarcasm for now. Just wanted to share some of the uncertainties that are floating around out there in the evolutionary field.
I'm sure there are more. Share away if you have them and let's see how solid this theory is.