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Molecular Data Wreak Havoc on the Tree of Life

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729
Guests
Casey Luskin
Duration
00:11:13
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On this episode of ID the Future, hear about a recent article in the science magazine Nautilus (Evolution, You’re Drunk: DNA studies topple the ladder of complexity) that shows animal phylogenetic trees conflicting sharply with genetic data. As Casey Luskin points out, “When Darwinian theory tells us that crucial and complex features like brains or nervous systems evolved independently — or almost as weirdly, evolved and were repeatedly lost throughout life’s history — maybe, it’s time for the “ghost of teleology” to make an appearance in the form of common design.”

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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