Tag: Tree of Life
Common Ancestry: Wikipedia vs. the Data
Consider a recent paper in Annual Review of Genetics which observes that huge percentages of eukaryotic genes tell conflicting stories about common descent.
Nature Article Finds MicroRNAs are “Tearing Apart Traditional Ideas about the Animal Family Tree”
Debates will continue about the best way to reconstruct evolutionary trees. But perhaps there’s a more fundamental problem.
For a Sense of What Plantinga Means by the “Sensus Divinitatis,” See Malick’s Tree of Life
“I think there is such a thing as a sensus divinitatis, and in some people it doesn’t work properly,” Plantiga said.
Human/Ape Common Ancestry: Following the Evidence
Although common ancestry of apes and humans is compatible with intelligent design, the actual scientific evidence for the thesis is a lot more dicey than many people think.
Study Reports a Whopping “23% of Our Genome” Contradicts Standard Human-Ape Evolutionary Phylogeny
“For about 23% of our genome, we share no immediate genetic ancestry with our closest living relative, the chimpanzee.”