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Originally posted by andre18
I don’t think you can really apply math to a timescale for evolution because it’s not consistent. There are too many things we don’t yet know about the history of the earth to make an accurate prediction. You only use math when you have the correct statistics.
For example we can’t tell how many offspring are produced per species during the past few billion years, so we can’t say this Dinosaur had so many offspring every season so during 10,000 years that population would equate to this much. Can’t be done.
Also you have to put in environmental conditions that affect life in different ways. We don’t know exactly how many earthquakes or hurricanes or volcano eruptions etc happened over the past billion years, so we can’t take accurate predictions on how many birds or plants died in natural disasters.
As well as the process of evolution itself, we haven’t found every single fossil of every single species of life, so we cant determine exactly which creatures became extinct through natural selection and how that would affect an over all outcome of a math prediction concerning the population of life on the planet.
[edit on 18-1-2009 by andre18]
Sn = S1.Q^(Gn-1)
Sn = 2^(Gn - 1)
Sn = 2^29,999,999