Wanna sell yourself another one?
Of course it doesn't, I never said it did."Public goods hypothesis doesn't invalid common descent.
This just goes to show you have no idea what you are debating, or if you do, you have shifted the goal posts from gradualism to common descent, two very different topics. Not unexpected.
Ok, so you agree gradualism is dead?Indeed we've know for quite some time that the base of the tree of life is more of a bush than a tree and that genes can, even today, be acquired "horizontally" as apposed to merely "vertically". Ironically it's some of these hitchhikers (ERV's) which are helping us to compare the traditional tree (based of physical analysis) with one based on DNA analysis."
And so too is the tree of life dead, that which was founded on the concept of gradualism?