Science blogs are having a field day with a video from intelligent design think-tank Discovery Institute that makes a total hash of population genetics and phylogenetics.

"It's premature to say that just because two things look alike — say, chimps and humans — that they're descended from a common ancestor. We have to look at the details carefully in order to say that," says the institute's Ann Gauger, blissfully ignoring the fact that the chimp and human genomes were sequenced years ago.

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