Yet another example showing that the methods of phylogenetic reconstruction — used to bolster common descent — often yield results at variance with the evidence.
The article highlights a recent paper in Nature reporting on the sequencing of the genome of the coelacanth, a famous fish often called a “living fossil.”
A recent paper in the journal Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society offers some striking comments about the prevalence of discordance among phylogenetic trees.
Consider a recent paper in Annual Review of Genetics which observes that huge percentages of eukaryotic genes tell conflicting stories about common descent.
Debates will continue about the best way to reconstruct evolutionary trees. But perhaps there’s a more fundamental problem.