The “phylogenetic charts” prove evolution, right!
A phylogenetic tree or evolutionary tree is a branching diagram or “tree” showing the inferred evolutionary relationships among various biological species or other entities based upon similarities and differences in their physical and/or genetic characteristics. The taxa joined together in the tree are implied to have descended from a common ancestor.
That’s a lot of big words to say that these charts show how everything supposedly evolved from a common ancestor! These charts can be both intimidating and confusing. I’ve had folks claim that phylogenic charts prove evolution, but I’m going to show how they actually disprove evolution and affirm that God created just as He said He did.
The phylogenetic tree below came from “The Dinosaur Data Book.”
At first glance it appears just as you would expect. Evolutionist’s claim that if you start at the bottom and follow it up over the millions of years you’ll see that small reptiles evolved into all of the dinosaurs that we find in the fossil record.
Let’s look a little closer and read the fine print at the bottom of the chart. I’ll enlarge it so it’s clearer!
[Read the rest of the article at Reasons for Hope.]