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Your math is wrong. Assume for simplicity that speciation is binary: that is, a speciation event divides one species into two. 50 million species is between 2^25 and 2^26. So producing that number of species in 3 billion years would require any lineage to speciate on the order of once per 120 million years. Remember, as per comments above, that evolution ...


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This answer is towards the question, what forces primarily drive evolution such that we can observe a million species today? which is what the user wanted answered. To answer this question, we can start off at many places. So I wanted to start off at Kimura's neutral theory of evolution which encompasses both Natural selection and genetic drift. I wanted to ...


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You are asking explanations about a creationist argument. One could provide explanations about some hypothesis that you may found in a science paper but not explanations for a creationist argument just because, by definition, a creationist argument is not supported by any evidence and logical thoughts. However, you may want to link to a creationist website ...



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