Of course it's true that Chimpanzee DNA is extremely close to ours, Horses are not so close to us, Sharks are quite distant from us, Insects are extremely distant in terms of DNA and so on. Microevolution has even been demonstrated, such as various dog breeds.
They say that our homo sapien species came under 1 million years ago, and the homo genus itself came just under 3 million years ago after evolving from primates. They say that evolution keeps happening all the time... it's a natural selection process. It just HAS to happen. But there's no explaination for current species that haven't evolved AT ALL for hundreds of millions of years? WTF? For example:
- Coelacanth 400 million years
- Tuatara 200 mya
- Horseshoe crab 200 mya
- Crocodiles 140 mya
- Chinese Giant Salamander 170 mya
- Neopilina Molluscs 500 mya
So these guys (among others) stay the EXACT same way for such a long time, but we changed rapidly so many times in just 3 million years?
So maybe we've also been there since forever and these other fossils are just extinct primates (we didn't evolve from them)?
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That's pretty strange, there are soooooo many other species who live in the exact same environment, do well and they have seemingly still evolved!!
Why have we evolved so many times in just 3 million years, which is 100 times less... when we were the best surviving and "fittest" species on the planet?
Most Helpful Girl
My eyes hurt, so I can't give a good answer because I can't read your entire question-but I want to drop an opinion so I can come back later.
Intense pressure can cause selection/change to occur more rapidly in a population that say... lives under rocks and never experience much pressure.
So rapid change is possible just as little to no change is also possible.0
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This is easy: Coelocanths, Crocodiles, Horshoe Crabs, Tuataras etc are NOT specific species but clades of organisms. No species of those clades from the aforementioned times are still alive.
Here's a species of Coelocanth from 215 mya
And here's the modern coelocanth
They look very similar but there are some distinct differences1
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