One of the signs of junk science is when the explanations become more and more and more complicated. When the epicycles are pasted on, one after the other, then you wonder if the theory really has anything to do with reality.
Another problem is when no matter what is discovered, even if contradictory to expectations, the theory is just reengineered once again to fit the data. Is the theory really anything more than a tautology?
Evolution has been down these paths over and over. And now we have yet another set of epicycles tacked onto evolutionary theory. Like the dormitory’s bulletin board at the end of the semester, the theory is looking pretty tattered, with old, long-forgotten epicycles barely hanging on and new ones tacked on wherever they fit. Our latest complexity is this “resolution” of the mysteries of plant evolution, all due to the rather unexpected, but now easily imbibed, finding of LIMEs throughout the plants and animals. As usual, the evidence was not only a complete contradiction from what evolution predicted, but accounting for these little surprises has evolutionists doing even more of their mental gymnastics. So we now present, without further ado, evolutionary epicycles 11,764-11,771:
That really clears it up.