Darwin coined the words "abominable mystery" for the comparatively sudden appearance of flowering plants in the fossil record, and considered it a weak point in his evolution theory.

But from what I have learned, not many people used/use that to argue against Darwin's theory. I only find one from New light shed on Charles Darwin's 'abominable mystery':

A lecture from 1876 by the Scottish botanist William Carruthers... Carruthers was using the abominable mystery to launch an attack on evolution itself," says Prof Buggs. "He thought that God had created the angiosperms in the Cretaceous; they hadn't evolved

Googling the keyword Darwin and "abominable mystery" didn't help me find more results than that. So for those were/are against Darwin's theory of evolution how often was the 'abominable mystery' used as an argument?



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