GOP Creationist Believes in Evolution Within Phyla

GOP Creationist Believes in Evolution Within Phyla November 5, 2014

Check this out:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/gop-lawmaker-claims-evolution-doesnt-square-with-facts-big-or-little-dogs-are-still-dogs/#.VFqEGyIxkoU.email

In addition to the usual nonsense, there is something interesting here. This guy says he believes in evolution up to a point, that is, within a phylum. Creationists all along have endorsed evolution within “kinds,” whatever those are. Supposing that this guy knows what a phylum is, he seems to extend the “kind” all the way to phyla. In short, he seems to think that you or I could have evolved from any chordate ancestor. I guess he would endorse the old song (To the tune of “It’s a Long way to Tipperary”):

It’s a long way from Amphioxus

It’s a long way to us.

It’s a long way from Amphioxus

to the meanest human cuss.

Goodbye fins and gill slits.

Hello teeth and hair!

Its a long, long way from Amphioxus,

But we came from there!

Really?!? Of course, I cannot see how this is not giving away the store. You and I might have evolved from, say, Pikaia, back in the Cambrian, but evolution cannot handle a bigger change then that. Howcome???

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