New species might arise as a result of single rare events, rather than through the gradual accumulation of many small changes over time, according to a study of thousands of species and their evolutionary family trees.
How convenient. A Scientific Process that is exceptional, rare, unrepeatable, and gives us exactly what we need to explain what we see.
Gee, I think creation is a "single rare event" which gives rise to a new species.
Both worldviews depend heavily on faith. I have faith in God as the creator of mankind. Unfortunately, the amount of faith required to believe in Evolution is so vast that I find I cannot be a believer.
It's been pretty clear since the taming of the first Alpaca that speciation is not driven by "natural" or "otherwise" selection.
You have to mess with the animal's reproductive opportunities first. Not too far back a bacteria was discovered in the Amazon that reconfigured the shape of the sexual organs in insects ~ with the result that many new species can arise in a very short time on, for example, a single tree!
You try doing that to human beings and you'll have a fight on your hands, and besides they'll just use in vitro!
Somebody or something would have to be pretty busy holding a new creation "event" for each and every species on the planet, but a nice try.
I think it is relevant to consider that Homo Sapiens and related / associated groups developed along different lines when isolated from others like them. Also, when not challenged or intermixed, there probably is greater tendency to remain the same. (By the way, those long leaps took a loo-oong time themselves.)
The money quote seems to be: "We think people will come around because it will start to unravel some mysteries about speciation,"
Seems like that's what science should be all about.