Common ancestry is a universal story which focuses on molecules to man. It’s role in the story especially this particular animal is vitally important when trying to explain evolution, but if is true, it must be demonstrated with hard evidence. For a vast amount of years, evolutionary biologists have been using acoelomorph, a type of worm, claiming to be a common ancestor that branched off into a certain way that lead towards insects, and then other way that lead towards humans.
A new study revealed in Live Science throws in a major wrinkle (enhancing the complexity)…
“We can no longer consider the acoelomorphs as an intermediate between simple groups such as jellyfish and the rest of the animals,” said researcher Max Telford of the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London. “This means that we have no living representative of this stage of evolution: the missing link has gone missing.”
Here we go again, forwards, no backwards, no sideways, philosophy each time the data is not agreeing with evolution. This study produces a complicated twist to the evolutionary story. Scientists assume a common ancestor which is missing, have no clue what it is but they believe it’s more complex than these worms.
“Being such simple creatures and yet still mixing and mingling on the family tree with us complex creatures suggests these marine worms were once complex themselves, Telford said. “This is an interesting evolutionary question,” Telford told LiveScience. “Why do animals lose complex features, and how do they do it? What genes have they lost?”
The evolutionary story is not making any sense in light of this study. In most theories, this is not a good sign. Evolutionary biologists are not happy about this at all especially when the worm is so important for teaching Darwinism. In Nature, titled; “Evolution: A can of worms” it says…
“The rearrangement has triggered protests from evolutionary biologists, who are alarmed that they may lose their key example of that crucial intermediate stage of animal evolution. Some researchers complain that the evidence is not strong enough to warrant such a dramatic rearrangement of the evolutionary tree, and claim that the report leaves out key data.”
“In any case, the vehemence of the debate shows just how important these worms have become in evolutionary biology. “I will say, diplomatically, this is the most politically fraught paper I’ve ever written,” says Max Telford, a zoologist at University College London and last author on the paper.”
More complexity in a theory is not good, however a well-respected publication, phys.org which has been quoted numerous times in the past, reports…
“Revisited human-worm relationships shed light on brain evolution”
“An international team of researchers, including a neuroscientist from the University of Florida, has produced more evidence that people have a close evolutionary connection with tiny, flatworm-like organisms scientifically known as “Acoelomorphs.”
This is very misleading, the original paper did not say anything about shedding light on brain evolution! But they did finally admit to the falsification…
“New evolutionary research disproves living missing link theories”
“Evolution is not a steady march towards ever more sophisticated beings and therefore the search for the living “missing links” is pointless, according to findings published by a team of researchers led by Dr. Hervé Philippe of the Université de Montréal’s Department of Biochemistry.”
Evolutionary scientists believed for many years that they had a vital link in the evolutionary story only to have it falsified because the genetics didn’t agree with what they were claiming. In order to make evolution look better and hold off criticism is to use less evidence and rely more on speculation. This demonstrates, evolution is fiction not fact and the only reason it’s still considered a ‘theory’ rather than an hypothesis is because of the following it has. The evidence leads us towards special creation which make a lot more sense!