1. Territories Unknown
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    30 Apr '12 00:49
    From a few years back. Jaywill asked but no one answered. Let's give it another go, shall we?


    A serious question:


    Which is occuring at a quicker pace (if either) -

    1.) The rate at which new species are evolving into existence.

    2.) The rate at which old species are becomming extinct.


    I like this one...
  2. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    30 Apr '12 01:27
    Nice, Freaky ...

    How does this relate to your "Young Earth " theory?

    But otherwise, niceπŸ™‚
  3. Standard memberRJHinds
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    30 Apr '12 01:521 edit
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    From a few years back. Jaywill asked but no one answered. Let's give it another go, shall we?


    A serious question:


    Which is occuring at a quicker pace (if either) -

    1.) The rate at which new species are evolving into existence.

    2.) The rate at which old species are becomming extinct.


    I like this one...
    Maybe these articles will help:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/07/extinction-species-evolve

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/earth-faces-catastrophic-loss-of-species-408605.html
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    30 Apr '12 01:57
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    From a few years back. Jaywill asked but no one answered. Let's give it another go, shall we?


    A serious question:


    Which is occuring at a quicker pace (if either) -

    1.) The rate at which new species are evolving into existence.

    2.) The rate at which old species are becomming extinct.


    I like this one...
    If you are actually interested in this, I suggest you do some research. I guess you could try some online searches for speciation rate versus extinction rate, or try looking for articles on net diversification rate. It's a rich topic.
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    30 Apr '12 02:06
    This almost belongs in the Science forum.......almost. πŸ˜€
  6. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    30 Apr '12 03:24
    Originally posted by whodey
    This almost belongs in the Science forum.......almost. πŸ˜€
    Even more "purchase" for my idea for the "Site ideas" forum to break up this forum into two ....
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    30 Apr '12 11:301 edit
    What is 'Blastage'? Is that some word in general usage these days?
    I have never heard that word before.

    In any case there is nobody who can answer the two questions listed in the OP.
    God alone knows.
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    30 Apr '12 12:45
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    From a few years back. Jaywill asked but no one answered. Let's give it another go, shall we?


    A serious question:


    Which is occuring at a quicker pace (if either) -

    1.) The rate at which new species are evolving into existence.

    2.) The rate at which old species are becomming extinct.


    I like this one...
    For large animals and plants, it is well known that at the current point in time, extinction is exceeding speciation. The stats for smaller creatures however are not known.
    But these rates are very recent and are due to mans influence.
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    30 Apr '12 17:54
    Originally posted by whodey
    This almost belongs in the Science forum.......almost. πŸ˜€
    Almost? I would say the challenge is to find spiritual significance in the questions, although I'm sure some here can do it.
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    01 May '12 00:551 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    Almost? I would say the challenge is to find spiritual significance in the questions, although I'm sure some here can do it.
    i can't fathom what relevance it has to anything.
  11. Territories Unknown
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    03 May '12 15:40
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Nice, Freaky ...

    How does this relate to your "Young Earth " theory?

    But otherwise, niceπŸ™‚
    I don't have a young earth theory; I hold the earth and universe to be eons old.

    I find the two-part question intriguing, given its application to the overall theory of evolution.
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    03 May '12 21:52
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    I don't have a young earth theory; I hold the earth and universe to be eons old.

    I find the two-part question intriguing, given its application to the overall theory of evolution.
    Ok.

    Why is it intriguing?
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    04 May '12 00:37
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    From a few years back. Jaywill asked but no one answered. Let's give it another go, shall we?


    A serious question:


    Which is occuring at a quicker pace (if either) -

    1.) The rate at which new species are evolving into existence.

    2.) The rate at which old species are becomming extinct.


    I like this one...
    Species are becoming extinct at a much greater rate than that at which they are evolving.
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    04 May '12 00:59
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Species are becoming extinct at a much greater rate than that at which they are evolving.
    Maybe it's cyclical?
  15. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    04 May '12 01:16
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    From a few years back. Jaywill asked but no one answered. Let's give it another go, shall we?


    A serious question:


    Which is occuring at a quicker pace (if either) -

    1.) The rate at which new species are evolving into existence.

    2.) The rate at which old species are becomming extinct.


    I like this one...
    The total number of non-bacterial species in the world has been estimated at 8.7 million, with previous estimates ranging from two million to 100 million.
    (from Wiki)

    Makes your questions unanswerable.
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