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Do Homology and Phylogenetics Really Support Darwin’s Tree of Life?

Basics of ID Biology, Ep. 4 View at YouTube

As more scientists have realized that the fossil record poses serious challenges to Darwin’s theory of evolution, many have turned to molecular homologies and phylogenetic trees to defend Darwin’s tree of life. But do these approaches really support Darwin’s tree? Nope.

This video is part of Basics of Intelligent Design Biology, a video series reviewing scientific problems with the Darwinian (and neo-Darwinian) evolution of animal life. The first four episodes (season 1) will review the basics of the Cambrian explosion and failed evolutionary attempts to explain it using Precambrian fossils, punctuated equilibrium, and the tree of life.

This series is a partnership between Discovery Institute and Lukas Ruegger, creator of the Deflate YouTube Channel, which has lots of great content dealing with science-faith questions and intelligent design. For more information on the Cambrian explosion and problems with Darwinian explanations for the origin of animals, be sure to also check out the Darwin’s Doubt website and book.