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The Awkward Secret that Plagues Population Genetics and Darwinian Evolutionary Theory

Frankly, I have been struck dumb all day by the events in Connecticut. Parents in particular will understand.

So it's a blessing to be able to present a brief video in which Biologic Institute's Ann Gauger, coauthor of the Discovery Institute Press book Science and Human Origins, clears the mind, changes the subject, and answers a good question: How accurate are the current models used in population genetics?

Of course, everything depends on the assumptions you bring with you to such studies, notably that similarity implies common ancestry. It might...except when it absolutely cannot. Time for a little discussion of homoplasy, an awkward secret that plagues population genetics and Darwinian evolutionary theory.