Your op is about gradualism. Macro is cumulative changes overtime, which supposedly happens by some darwinian means. I posted the fact its about to get ugly as that modern synthesis is going to have to be pried away.while the new synthesis is squeezed in. Why? Because genetics is finding variation didn't come about that old tired way. All the things I listed are in that new synthesis. So.no bud, its not unrelated at all. They had a conference in Altenburg recently to try and discuss how it could possible be added and maintain things. But how do you do that when TEs and hgt is supplying all the variation?