Moderator @Oddthinking removed my answer, citing lack of references and a primarily theoretical core argument. This is perfectly sensible, and I responded by providing references.
Following my addition of references and the addition of a fully referenced version of my theoretical core argument, I flagged the answer for un-delete, and there has not been any activity for several hours.
Acknowledging that purely theoretical arguments and purely speculative arguments are similar in fundamental ways, I have cited Dr. Stephen Jay Gould (2004) in order to present my theoretical argument. If this isn't on-topic, I would kindly ask the moderators why that would be the case.
Also, I do not wish to express impatience primarily: an answer to this meta-question of "we'll get around to it" would be acceptable, I think.