Evidence for Common Ancestry Going the way of the Dodos
That's right it looks like the evidence for Common Ancestry is turning out not to be such good evidence after all.
This is summed up rather neatly in two posts by Jonathan M over on Uncommon Descent. (and here)
Chromosomal fusion, ALU and ERV arguments bite the dust. The 1-2% difference in genomes- chimp and human- is bogus because it only dealt with DNA sequences that are similar- similar DNA sequences are 98-99% similar. No one has done a complete side by each comparison. But even that won't help because of overlapping genes and alternative gene splicing.
Knowledge is not a good thing for the theory of evolution. The more we know the more the evidence goes the way of the dodo.