The Pharisees had become nothing more than ethics experts & classic humanists. They were trying to build a type of heaven on earth without God, seeking to undo the fall in their own way. They had by passed God & ended up going to war against Him just as secular ethics does. It is not really evolution at all…it’s the same information showing itself in different forms & measures.
The Pharisees managed crowds in an effort to maintain power & hinder the good news that was unstoppable & unchangeable. It is the modern world of Rationalism, Empiricism & Atheism that seeks signs today like the Pharisees & Sadducees of old. Matt 12:38-45.Matt 16:1-4.
The modern world is just as much on the run & in it the Saviour is. Seeking the lost & saving souls. Drunkards, druggies, prostitutes, theifs & swindlers, murderers & adultereres & the seemingly squeeky clean or not that bad pretty decent people & law abiding citizens.
One way or another we all need Him for our salvation & restoration.
Matt 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.