The genome of the sea anemone, one of the oldest living animal species on Earth, shares a surprising degree of similarity with the genome of vertebrates, researchers report in this week's Science. ...That anybody can think this supports ID suggests they are doing creation "science" rather than real science.
"What's exciting about this paper is that you're seeing the footprints of that ancient organization, reaching back perhaps 700 million years, which is an enormous expanse of evolution," said David Haussler of the University of California, Santa Cruz, who was not involved in the work.
Darwin on progress:
“After long reflection, I cannot avoid the conviction that no innate tendency to progressive development exists”
Charles Darwin, December 4 1872.
Letter to the American paleontologist Alpheus Hyatt.