The problem with macroevolution
is that you can't set up an experiment to prove it.
Richard Goldschmidt (1878-1958) in 1940 has coined the terms of macroevolution
, which means evolution from a long timespan (geological) perspective, andmicroevolution, which means evolution from a small timespan (a few generations) perspective with observable changes .
However, this situation changed in the mid-1970s when two major advances contributed to a more complex evolutionary theory that could explain both micro-and macroevolution
, namely DNA sequencing and developmental genetics (p.
and the biological diversity of plants and herbivores.
He did not produce said evidence, but instead used the red-herring claim (often used by intelligent design/creationists) that there is no evidence for macroevolution
in microchiropteran: recoupling morphology and ecology with phylogeny.
Hunter JP (1998) Key innovations and the ecology of macroevolution
Coral Faunas Across the Ordovician-Silurian Transition of South China: Implications on Paleobiogeography and Macroevolution
Adam, the genealogical father of humanity, the first of creation, and a prophet of God, is created ex nihilo, miraculously from dust, and not reenvisioned in light of Darwinian macroevolution
(see commentary on Q 2:30-37; 3:59, and others).
It covers basic principles in separate chapters: evolution, natural selection, adaptation, competition, basic genetics and mutations, gene transfer, neutral evolution, genetic drift, environment, development, symbiosis, speciation, micro- and macroevolution
, homology, imperfection, the fossil record, contingency, opportunity, phylogeny, and questions of progress and purpose in evolution.
Hans Larsson, Canada Research Chair in Macroevolution
at McGill University and an associate professor at the Redpath Museum, explained that many of the changes that were observed in these fish matched the fossil records.
A number of well-understood mechanisms, including single gene mutations, produce changes that qualify as macroevolution