In a groundbreaking study, it has now been shown that evolution can proceed much faster than has hitherto been thought possible mathematically.
For creationists, the supposed mathematical impossibility of rapid evolution is a popular argument for pointing the theory of evolution to the realm of fables.
The chance that, for example, the ancestor of the birds or the bats suddenly started flying due to spontaneous mutations is virtually impossible.
Mathematician Herbert Wilf and two retired professors assume in their model that every step in between provides a small evolutionary benefit. They show that in this way a new property can develop relatively quickly.
It is already known from previous computer simulations that an eye can develop from an eyespot in just a few hundred generations. A rigid mathematical model has now been drawn up for the first time.
In short: the creationists can again look for a new argument.