Posted: Feb 25, 2014 9:59 pm
by questioner121
Rumraket wrote:

No it doesn't. What part of probabilistic reasoning and building observationally falsifiable models - is escaping your comprehension here?


http://ncse.com/creationism/analysis/do ... etic-trees

Woese argues that the earliest history of life may show multiple early lineages which swapped genes extensively, making reconstruction of the early tree of life difficult. This is very different from the strictly non-overlapping trees Explore Evolution suggests as an alternative to universal common ancestry. Woese argues that these multiple lineages converged into a single population from which modern life, and would absolutely reject the claim that molecular data cannot discern the pattern of common ancestry linking all primates, or the relationship between primates, carnivores, and whales, or indeed the common ancestry of all multicellular organisms.

The above is from a pro common ancestry group. "Woese argues that these multiple lineages converged into a single population from which modern life" - so now multiple lineages converged into a single population? The data isn't clear hence this guy is having to make a wild guess. If this is true then it should be possible today for different lineages to converge unless the non believers are going to put in another un-backed claim to explain why.