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According to Ross, God's creative acts ceased at the end of the 6th day of creation, after the creation of humans. That's why (according to him) you see tons of extinctions since man came on the scene, and few if any new species appearing. So no new whales, and once we ineptly exterminate them, there is no reason to believe God will fix it for us.

Bryan


As you know very well, your whale and horse argument proves nothing. On the other hand, speciation has arguably taken place in dogs (dogs / canis familiaris developing from wolves / canis lupus, further spawning dingo / canis dingo) during a time span of under 15,000 years. Speciation in human lice took place earlier, but still after the presumed "creation" of the human genus:
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6489

I don't know the detailed argument of Ross, but consider the statement you quoted strongly anti-scientific. Besides, if he wants proof, "few if any" isn't good enough. he has to make the distinction: Either yes, there did appear new species which seems to disprove his thesis, or he wants to argue that zero new species appeared after the "sixth day".

Gunnar
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