Video of Unsettling Evolution in Action (Evolution)

by dhw, Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12:55 (1008 days ago) @ David Turell

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.

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.

“Resistance develops” leaves wide open the question of how it happens. The bacteria were set a problem and they solved it.(An empiricist might call this an experiment.) What's more they solved it quickly. You are using the same linguistic escape route as atheist evolutionists, who tell us that various organs “evolved”, as if that explained everything. You don't believe organisms can work such problems out for themselves, but you haven't said your God preprogrammed the very first cells to pass on the resistance of these particular bacteria to these particular antibiotics in these particular circumstances, or that he personally stepped into the lab to teach the bacteria how to resist the antibiotics. Could it possibly be that when put in these terms, your theory seems a bit far-fetched even to you?

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