Why new species?
Every year I hear of thousands of new species being discovered. But I never hear of any species being found to evolve from another. You would think that over the millions of years that there have been new species coming into being there would be at least one instance of the transformation. You make a good argument on your timelines but each is a different species with no evidence that it was created from the last. Who's to say that each didn't just die off and God created another. I believe that God was having such a great time creating he has never stopped. I have tried to look at the whole argument for evolution but the problem I have is that something had to be created in the beginning. God created us in his own image and we ate of the tree of knowledge. Man then becomes intelligent and soon learns that he too is able to create. Our progress has come from basic tools to the laptop I am writing on. I would think anyone seeing this device a few thousand years ago would think of us as gods. If we continue to progress as we are our future generations might look like gods to us. We continue to create as I believe God does but nothing we create evolves into something else without our help. This might sound simplistic but I would think this to be true of God's creations as well.