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  • n  evolution resulting from small specific genetic changes that can lead to a new subspecies

  • Donald Johanson in msnbc.com
    You can begin to look at the minutiae of microevolution over time,Johanson said, "which is where we're heading."
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky in Discovery Institute (blog)
    Dobzhansky wrote: "We are compelled at the present level of knowledge reluctantly to put a sign of equality between the mechanisms of macro- and microevolution, and proceeding on this assumption, to push our investigations as far ahead as this...
  • Sam Brownback in Sacramento Bee
    In an article following the debate, Brownback wrote, "If belief in evolution means simply assenting to microevolution, small changes over time within a species, I am happy to say, as I have in the past, that I believe it to be true."

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