BBC News tells us about “New light shed on Charles Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’“. Charles Darwin worried that this abominable mystery might destroy his theory of evolution. The mystery? Many of the plant life we know comes from the angiosperms, the family of plants that produce flowers and bear their seeds in fruits.
In the timescale scientists have for the earth, these plants appear relatively young. Scientists find no record of these plants or similarities to any plants they might have evolved from. The plants seemingly appear out of nowhere and take over the plant kingdom. While scientists have learned much, this mystery remains unsolved. What do you think happened?