Rooting the Tree of Life

I’ve written about phylogenetics before, numerous times, but I wanted to get into something a little more practical and deep at the same time today. I wanted to explain how the evolutionists try to root their overarching tree of life. Most phylogenetic trees focus on small groups of animals. However, for evolution to be true, all life must go back to a common ancestor. That means that somewhere, the evolutionists need to plant the tree of life, aka “root” it on some, likely now-extinct species. Let’s have a look at how they do it.

Nested Hierarchies

For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it is in reference to the fact that life tends to be easily categorized. We have fairly obvious groups; fish, birds, bacteria, mammals and so on. Evolutionists like to tout this as evidence that all organisms arose from a common ancestor. However, there are deep flaws in this idea; flaws we will explore today.