Evolution’s grand tree-of-life story requires constructive evolution, not more and more cases of organisms tossing parts overboard.
Think of cars. A Tesla and a Cadillac share many features — but of course, none of that means that Teslas blindly evolved from Cadillacs, or vice versa.
It’s simply false for Dawkins to claim that when you compare genes of different animals, they “fall on a perfectly hierarchy — a perfect family tree.”
It’s safe to say that human intimacy, at its best, surpasses that of any animal, even the most intelligent.
So-called “fairy circles” yielded to a natural explanation, according to a research team: they are abandoned termite mounds. Now, however, another natural theory is rising.