"Microevolution is like walking one step. It's a very small change in position from where you started out. Two steps, ten, and you're still only a short distance from your starting point. But take a hundred thousand steps, or a million, and you'll realize you've traveled a great distance"
"Most oceanographers are ecologists and not evolutionists-microevolution is like a zipper between the two fields," she says noting that knowledge of microevolution is necessary for finding out how the diatoms will change with climate change"
"Microevolution is like stepping off your front porch; macroevolution is like stepping from San Fransisco to New York. Both steps are still the same action, but there's more of them in macroevolution"
"Microevolution is like molehills, macroevolution is like mountains. You can't make a mountain out of molehills, in the same way, you can't bring out macroevolution out of microevolution. The Bible and its Genesis account of creation give us the accurate and historical view of creation. It talks about a Flood that destroyed all."
"Microevolution is like an ant jumping over a grain of sand, Macroevolution (forming completely new body forms and functions) is like an ant jumping over the Grand Canyon at its widest point."
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