Video of Unsettling Evolution in Action (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 16:26 (860 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: The bacteria have not evolved into something else. But if they have the intelligence to change their own structure in order to adapt to a changed environment, maybe some of them had the intelligence to exploit new opportunities offered by the major environmental changes that characterized the Earth's earlier history. Innovation would then be an inventive way of using the same self-organizing intelligence that is used in adaptation.

Many thanks, BBella.

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. The other way is by horizontal transfer which could not be present in this demonstration, because that is commonly between different species.

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