That is not evidence, it is totally subjective opinon based on extrapolation from conjecture.
Fooled me. I thought it was the result of gene sequencing.
Get it straight in your mind: the chart I posted is **Fact**.
It is also a *Fact* that there are other charts for other ERVs.
It is also a *Fact* that **all** of these charts have **exactly** the same shape.
From these results we can make a few reasonable hypotheses:
1) If an ERV is in the same spot in the genome of any species of New World monkey and Old World monkey, it will be in the corresponding spot in the genome of all apes, including ourselves.
2) If one is in the same spot in the genome of an orangutan and a gibbon, two Asian apes, it will also be in the genome of all African apes, including ourselves.
(And many other hypotheses of the same form)
There has never been an observation that contradicted these hypotheses. So I'd say they're pretty well-supported.
The obvious theory to explain these hypotheses is that the chart is in fact phylogenetic tree.
This certainly satisfies Occam's Razor.
The claim that the observed regularities can be explained as designed-in to deal with common problems faced by the apes is contradicted by 2) - one would think that there would be things that Asian apes have to deal with that aren't in Africa.