Carl Linnaeus

The classification of plants animals and minerals is called taxonomy or systematics. Our scientific background is plant systematics. The modern age of systematics is based on comparing DNA sequences.

A Phylogenetic Tree of Life

Back in the early days of using DNA in systematics, when PCR machines (polymerase chain reaction) were cool new toys, the data was fragmentary. We were a grad student in one of the molecular labs sequencing plant DNA.

What’s a Tarheel?

In the fall of 1990 we began the graduate program in Plant Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. On our first day we were shown around Coker Hall by a senior graduate student

Experimentation and Evolution

Popular science (SciPop) has been zealous in it's pursuit of documentation for Evolution. The modern scientific method was honed at the same time that Cladistic Phylogenetic Analysis was being developed.

The Role of Evolution

One role, or purpose, of Evolution is a no-brainer: If the Bible says that humans were created by God, but we don't want to believe in God, then we have to find some other way to account for the origin of humanity.

August 9th

We (that's me and the Holy Spirit) didn’t realize it at the time, but the first nail we hammered into the lid of the coffin of our academic career was a paper about using cladistic phylogenetic analysis to study the Devonian fossil Archaeopteris.


We're critical of the philosophical construction of the scientific method because it's been meticulously crafted to exclude any possibility that the truth can be either an acceptable premise, or a possible conclusion.