I read a couple of articles a couple of years ago explaining endogenous retroviruses as evidence for evolution - it seemed quite convincing to me.
I have just read Coyne's and Dawkins book on the evidence for evolution and the ERV line of evidence does not appear in either of them. Is this because there is a problem with this or what. Are ERV's really as convincing evidence for evolution/common descent as it seemed to me at the time?
No rush for an answer but I would just like to know whether I am barking up the wrong tree when using this as evidence to my creationist relatives.