Critics laughed, and he removed it from later editions, but Charles Darwin privately continued to believe that whales evolved from a “race of bears.”
Good empirical science searches for explanations that fit the evidence. But another kind of “science” is committed to telling stories about unguided evolution.
The abruptness seen in the Cambrian explosion can also be seen on smaller scales throughout the fossil record.
Philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn was criticized for various inconsistencies in his argument.
Philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn compared scientific revolutions to political revolutions.