Philosopher Vincent Torley (and Professor Josh Swamidass) have been trying to persuade me that common descent is the only rational view to affirm.
I’ll make this simple. The evidence for synteny in opossums and chickens is good. Surprised?
There has been an ongoing discussion between Dr. Vincent Torley, a philosopher, and myself on the subject of pseudogenes, synteny, and common descent.
I didn’t expect to be honored by a 7500-word broadside by philosopher Dr. Vincent Torley, assisted by Dr. Josh Swamidass of Washington University.
Synteny refers to how well chromosomal sequences from different species align with one another.