Getting back on point.
If there is a lack of discussion in the literature on protein families, why not turn your statement around? That sounds like a glaring invitation to do the work. Why not contribute to the art by developing a way to study proteins from extinct species. In my lab, we had one heck of a time finding the nanometer spots we magnetized with the spin-polarized electron beam with an AFM/MFM, but we put our heads together and figured it out. Perhaps fossils have gene fragments that could be recovered and imaged. It's like the rhetoric 20 years ago on the human genome, "It will never...". You could become famous!
Second matter. I have been unable to find a pithy thread of argument on teaching creation as an "intelligent design" science in high schools. Maybe this place will do. Some Art Bell listeners are convinced that the Government learned how to make integrated circuits by copying the flying saucer that crashed in Roswell. They say that after all the transistor was announced only a few months after the crash and recovery to Wright-Patterson. So there must be a connection. Humans are just not smart enough to think of the transistor, much less the IC. Well, I sit here typing with 2 fingers on a keyboard connected to a 2GHz P4 with 256MB of 800MHz Rambus memory. I know the Intel people. They did it. Aliens didn't do it. There is no magic. There is no mysticism. What there is, is ingenuity and hard work. Count on a 10GHz Pentium in a few years. [A sub-10ps gate has already been demonstrated according to an Intel back channel. If there are questions on this, we demonstrated femtosecond magnetic repolarization and there are some abstracts of papers by my friend Heubner of Max Planck available online that present the theory for fs magnetization].
Ever see what a CPU chip looks like with the top off? How in the world did we ever get to this thing in 22 years? It is incredible! Evolutionary design.