This “miracle” is based upon the discovery of an extremely rich fossil layer that seemingly exploded out of nothing in the Cambrian layer of the geologic column. The Cambrian layer is the bedrock layer of the earth’s mantle. The only organisms found below this layer, i.e. the pre-Cambrian layer, are microscopic bacterial organisms.
Have we been “programmed” to accept that the fossil bird Archaeopteryx and the living Avocet bird are separated by long ages of evolution. Would you be surprised to learn that they are both found in the Cretaceous rock layer along with dinosaurs?