Evolutionary theory cannot be falsified (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Thursday, June 01, 2017, 23:57 (140 days ago) @ David Turell


Tony: Comment: What I have always asserted: Variation within tightly controlled pre-defined constraints.


David: My point all along about bacteria. Algorithmic control and pre-programming fit exactly. Information running the show but no innate intelligence.

Note this entry about penicillin:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/chemistry/turbocharged-vancomycin-1000-times-more-powerful-t...

"Since the discovery of penicillin began the antibiotic revolution in 1928, we have lived in a golden age of relative safety from infection. But the bacteria are catching up: they are able to develop resistance to antibiotic drugs quicker than we are able to invent new medicines. The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the greatest threats to public health in the 21st century, according to the World Health Organisation.

"The tide might finally be turning, however, with the development of a new triple-threat drug that aims to outsmart bacterial evolution.

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"Most new antibiotic drugs start to lose their effectiveness just a few years after release into the marketplace. For example, penicillin resistance was observed even before the drug was released as a therapeutic. (my bold)

"However, one drug that has proven itself over time is vancomycin. Itself produced by a non-hazardous soil bacteria, it is lethal against most of the bacteria that invade mammals. It has been widely used since the 1950s, and has only recently begun to lose its potency."

Comment: this article is on a different point but it shows that bacteria had automatic defenses in nature long before we found antibiotics. Note the bold.


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