If this were true, it would cast suspicion on the skeptics who, so goes this line of insinuation, are motivated by their passion to believe.
Perhaps it is awe-inspiring to evolutionary biologists to try to work a puzzle, trying to find how everything is connected by common ancestry.
Molecular clocks are a relatively simple concept.
Winston Ewert recently published a paper in BIO-Complexity suggesting that life is better explained by a dependency graph than by a phylogenetic tree.
One of the central pillars of the standard evolutionary model is the belief that all living species evolved from a common ancestor through a gradually unfolding tree of life.