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Common Descent or Common Design?

Kids often look like their parents. That isn't surprising. They're closely related. Evolutionists expand this logic, pointing to similarities across species, classes, and phyla to argue that we are all descended from a common ancestor, the seed of Darwin's great tree of life. DNA, for example, crops up everywhere in the living world. Why? According to evolutionists, it's because we are all descended from one or a few single-celled organisms that contained DNA. And by evolved, they mean evolved blindly—without intelligent guidance.

More than a few times I have encountered this common features/common ancestor conclusion presented as if it were self-evident truth. But it actually involves a basic...


PhD, is Executive Editor of Discovery Institute Press and a Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He is the author or coauthor of numerous works, including Intelligent Design Uncensored, The Hobbit Party, A Meaningful World, and the new intelligent design young-adult novel The Farm at the Center of the Universe with astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #57, Summer 2021 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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