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Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

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Especially when it comes to events like the Cambrian period when there was an explosion of new species.
Not just species, whole phyla arose at a rate an order of magnitude greater than theory would expect. Well worth reading: Stephen Jay Gould's Wonderful Life and Simon Conway Morris's Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe. Conway Morris's work on the Burgess Shale fossils work inspired parts of Gould's masterpiece. Conway Morris is, shock! horror! a Christian. So it goes...

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