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Echolocation Shakes the “Tree of Life”

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605
Guests
Casey Luskin
Duration
00:10:24
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On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin takes a look at recent papers that challenge the Darwinian concept of a single, coherent “tree of life.” As one paper from the journal Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society states, mounting evidence shows that “phylogenetic conflict is common, and frequently the norm rather than the exception.” Luskin examines echolocation in bats and whales and asks — does biological similarity imply inheritance from a common ancestor?

Casey Luskin

Casey Luskin is an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law. He conducted geological research at Scripps Institution for Oceanography (1997-2002).
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bats
Biological Reviews of the Cambrian Explosion
common descent
echolocation
phylogenetic
Tree of Life