The fancy speculations about the evolution of multicellular life and early animals turned out to be just smoke and mirrors.
The concept of chronospecies in paleontology was introduced by George (1956) for the naming of successive species in a single evolving lineage.
What is at stake is not just some esoteric species problem in the ivory tower, but the very question of human nature and human uniqueness.
We can conclude that Eulipotyphla appeared abruptly in the Paleocene about 66-61.7 million years ago.
A consensus is scientifically worthless when it is driven by worldview bias and peer pressure rather than by an unbiased inference to the best explanation.