Video of Unsettling Evolution in Action (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Thursday, September 15, 2016, 19:06 (370 days ago) @ dhw


DAVID: Research has shown that bacteria are attacked by antibiotics at specific sites, but they have alternative pathways. Resistance develops in those who can adapt an alternative quickly enough.

dhw: “Resistance develops” leaves wide open the question of how it happens. The bacteria were set a problem and they solved it.

I'm not being clear. Research has shown that bacteria have more than one metabolic pathway at their command to stay alive when attacked by antibiotics. Why do these exist? Over time they are attacked by these antibiotics which all exist initially in nature and so they have these alternatives. Those that stay alive simply switch over and use them. It takes some effort and time so the colonies pause on the giant plate. Where humans have modified the antibiotics the same results apply.

Did God help them along the way? I really don't know, but life is a miracle IMHO and since life is still here, something has worked once He gave life a start.


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