International Scientific Discoveries Since Kitzmiller Which Support ID (Part II)
Part I of this series discussed two exciting papers which support the claims of intelligent design (ID). While ID is certainly compatible with common ancestry, molecular evidence against the Neo-Darwinian icon, "Darwin's Tree of Life," continues to mount. This paper will discuss how molecular data is posing great challenges to the Darwinist assumption that life forms a nested hierarchy. Perhaps with time, common design will be considered as a serious option.
"For example, in the case of metazoan superclades (Figure 2D) what has been reported in two different studies is not a lack of resolution but two apparently well supported but contradicting phylogenies."It appears that Darwin's notion of common descent with random and/or blindly selected modification is not explaining the data very well. The nested hierarchy of life is truly "toppling." Perhaps this is a sign that common design will begin to be taken more seriously in the future. Stay tuned for Part III!
"Although it may be heresy to say so, it could be argued that knowing that strikingly different groups form a clade and that the time spans between the branching of these groups must have been very short, makes the knowledge of the branching order among groups potentially a secondary concern."
(Antonis Rokas & Sean B. Carroll, "Bushes in the Tree of Life," PLOS Biology, Vol 4(11):1899-1904 (November, 2006) (internal citations and figures omitted))