Explosions of new life forms followed by stasis are emphatically not what evolution expects to find, but it is what paleontologists do find.
Cichlid variation do not primarily originate from random mutations but from engineered systems.
Perhaps in ten years we’ll be having this conversation again — and perhaps at that time the Smithsonian Institution will give us all a more objective analysis of the evidence.
I bring this up because some have claimed that I advocate a sole genetic progenitorship model for the first couple.
For the last forty years, population geneticists have repeatedly said that our population was never smaller than several thousand.