Remensum said:And so the adaptive story telling takes a new direction. One has to wonder how the hyrax, the sea cow and the elephant constitute a monphyletic group....but just look at the diversity within artiodactyls.
Anyway, the "creationist" begs to differ on evolutionism...
I was wondering when your trolling would lead you to this forum.
One does not have to wonder why the hyrax, sea cow, and elephant constitute a monophyletic group, one only has to read the source you provided on December 13th (i.e. Kuntner,M; May-Collado,LJ, Agnarsson, I. (2010) Phylogeny and conservation priorities of afrotherian mammals (Afrotheria, Mammalia). Zoologica Scripta). If only you would take the time to read past the abstract of any of your citations, you would already know this.
Furthermore, your point about the artiodactyl clade is moot until you provide a metric of analysis. Your ignorance is not an argument.
Anachronous Rex said:EDIT: It seems that the paper you link to is neither peer reviewed. The author is apparently a British-Iranian living in Manchester, who was previously the director of a company dissolved for illegally shipping parts to Iran; he does not appear to have any scientific credentials.
Regardless how useful he might be to your argument, I wouldn't trust him. I certainly would never use someone like that as a source, no matter how convent their opinions.
Remensum is the author of that paper.