A scientific report from two internationally renowned geneticists has concluded that 90 per cent of all animal life appeared on earth at the same time.
Contrary to the view long-espoused by evolutionists, that animal life evolved slowly over millions of years, the report, from Mark Stoeckle, senior research associate at the Programme for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University, and David Thaler, geneticist at the University of Basel, states that animal life appeared between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago.
While not advocating intelligent design or creation, the authors, whose findings are published online at the Rockefeller University, said intense research on the mitochondrial genome pointed to a single ‘mother’ as the point of origin for animal life.
The report states the authors spent ‘more than a decade of DNA barcoding, encompassing about five million specimens covering 100,000 animal species’.
On page 23 of the 30-page paper, the authors write: ‘The simple hypothesis is that the same explanation offered for the sequence variation found among modern humans applies equally to the modern populations of essentially all other animal species. Namely, that the extant population, no matter what its current size or similarity to fossils of any age, has expanded from mitochondrial uniformity within the past 200,000 years’.
It remains to be seen how the scientific community receives this conclusion, or whether the authors will even be marginalised for their ‘heterodoxy’. The Bible teaches unambiguously that God created all things over six days, some thousands of years ago.