Joined: May 2006
Another day, another quote-mine
Dense's false claim:
|In short, unlocking the genome raised heck with the fabled Tree of Life. Look, it’s okay if things are a mess, as long as we admit it and confront honestly what wrong assumptions got us here and how to get out again. Or, in vulgar English: If we are in a hole, let’s stop digging and rethink.|
No, as usual there's no problem with the tree of life raised by genetics, it's the twigs of life that are unsurprisingly troublesome. The research article states:
|In plant biology, the frequent reconstruction of large phylogenetic trees has had an immense impact on the field. Large trees have helped to resolve deep‐level relationships and resulted in the revision of classifications, including some of the most profound changes in our view of plant relationships over the past 200 years (e.g., reviewed in part by Gitzendanner et al., 2018, in this issue). Large trees have also ushered in a renaissance in the study of conservation, ecology, methods development, crop improvement, genome evolution, and much more. Building the plant tree of life has come to represent the biodiversity equivalent of the human genome project, with numerous and often unanticipated downstream outcomes.|
So success, especially where deep evolution is concerned, is disastrous to the tree of life. Typical nonsense, typical IDiot dishonesty (she's not that stupid, IMO).
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of coincidence---ID philosophy