Well “evolution being a long, drawn out process” is kind of an old thinking..in a way.
There is no set speed limit or time duration for evolution. Certainly different species evolved faster or slower than others.
While other species along side of those species didn’t evolve at all. Or were done “evolving” for the time being.
I agree. Some species evolve with every generation. The Locust is a perfect example. In one generation it became resistant to DDT, the next generation became immune to DDT and Other pesticides. Today, locust require so much poison that all crops which were subject to a locust attack, has to be destroyed, because the concentration of pesticides makes it no longer fit for human consumption.
IMO, the term Domestication just means having a controlled environment to raise food sources. In the case of selective breeding for certain traits is using natural evolutionary practices, but in a controlled way, not by natural selection, but by human selection (in an imitation of natural functions.
Probably the shortest evolutionary process is the process of metamorphosis, from one state of being, to an entirely unrecognizable state of being. From Caterpillar to Butterfly is the most amazing evolutionary feat invented by DNA to date, IMO.
If I believed in miracles, I would cite this astounding change from a ugly crawling eating machine to an exquisitely beautiful butterfly as proof .
Think of the switches contained in the butterfly’s DNA. One set orders the formation of the caterpillar. But, much later, the DNA switches on the metamorphic phase of growth and creates a whole new form, unrecognizable from the first stage of growth form. Truly astounding in all respects.