"I compared these predictions to the best estimates of the mtDNA diversity among non-African people groups (Ingman et al. 2000; Kim and Schuster 2013). As Fig. 1 demonstrates, the predictions for the young-earth timescale (20 to 79 base pair differences after 6000 years) perfectly captured existing mtDNA diversity (38 to 40 base pair differences) while the predictions for the evolutionary timescale were nearly an order of magnitude off (170 to 658 base pair differences after 50,000 years). These results confirmed the previous studies on the D-loop (Jeanson 2013, 2015)."