I must say, with all due respect to the demonstrated cerebral excellence of many who post here with perception and imagination...., that I am a little disappointed that not one learned poster has been intrepid enough to dip a pinkie into my postulation:
that perhaps not all members of homo-sapiens originated from one single copulatory act in the nocturnal darkness of eastern Africa. So I will add a further inducement.
If....if it is in fact factual, that all the magnificently diverse and colourful members of our common species originated from one never to be repeated singularity...., we are then obliged to assume that all creation- or evolved bubbles of mud in the primaeval soup if that is your predilection- that all species must similarly have acquired their specific identities in a single mutationary act.
This in essence means that the humble blowfly, the flamboyant butterfly, the yodelling magpie.., the domestic dog and the rampaging dynasaurs..., all emanated from one particular point in time and space from which they migrated- one can only imagine somewhat precariously- from continent to continent, to take up diverse residence in all manner of unfamiliar climes and locations.
I find this difficult to accept.
I think it is more likely that nature in its tendency towards infinite profusion.., allowed for more than one mutational possibility; engineered a veritable smorgasbord of evolutionary enticements to wavering mutants. Ensured beyond a shadow of a doubt that its ' piece de resistance', you and I, dear respondents, would be able to elect our preferred racial signatures[ be it lactose tolerant or otherwise ]and clamber up the tree of knowledge towards this immaculate internet that draws us all together in sublime- albeit occasionally discordant- communion.
Again I look forward to your response...... or otherwise.
With the utmost respect.., affection.., and ..., how shall I phrase this...., premonitions of interminable obscuration...,