quote:Originally posted by Tranquility Base: My basic answer is that the 2000 or so speciation events per year required are not happening in series but in parallel. This is evoltuion we're talking about! It is a branching thing. It is multiplicative. Naively, but logically, if we branch from 20,000 kinds every 100 years one would quickly get 10 million kinds by 1500 BC. [quote] That is all well and good as far as speculation goes, but wouldn't someone have noticed this going on?
Wouldn't those hundreds of children per breeding couple have noticed the emrgence of a new bat kind every 11 years or so (being VERY genrous to the YEC position with that...)?