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"If you accept micro evolution then it is pretty much game over. You already believe that animals can and do change over time then what is stopping these animals from completely changing over a billion years? You have already conceded the argument and now you are just fighting a rear guard action."
This assertion (above) reveals the comment writer's lack of knowledge on the subject. Renowned evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould developed and advocated "punctuated equilibrium" theory to overcome the problem he observed, which was: micro evolution does not explain large scale or "macro" evolution. He argued that large scale evolution occurred not by small modifications, but by "saltations," i.e., large changes in a single mutating generation.
Nobody accused Dr. Gould of being a "creationist," and he went to his grave advocating evolution. For Dr. Gould and his colleagues and followers, the fact of "micro" evolution was and is a problem for large scale evolution, and "punctuated equilibrium via saltations" was proposed as a theoretical answer.
The comment writer apparently believes that "change over time" is what defines all forms of biological evolution. Of course, "change over time" applies to all sorts of things, many of which don't explain how a single cell animal can be modified in successive generations to become a tree, or venus flytrap, or clam, or whale, or monkey. Standard neo-Darwinian evolution theory says all species came about by a series of small genetic mutations acted upon by natural selection. That theory specifies a method -- it is not merely "change over time."
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