Pharyngula

Evolution caught in a movie

It’s a standing joke that creationists demand a complete time-lapse recording of evolution before they’re going to believe it. Joke no more: we’ve got one. It’s a movie of bacteria evolving antibiotic resistance. I don’t even need to explain it, because the video explains everything that’s going on.

Different old joke now: But they’re still just bacteria.

Also, you should be horrified by the power of evolution. It took 11 days for the bacterial population to evolve resistance to a lethal, thousand-fold increase in antibiotic concentration.

Comments

  1. #1 Issa
    Virgo SuperCluster
    September 12, 2016

    Fuck yeah!

  2. #2 Ld Elon
    September 12, 2016

    So nine days of changes, sounds about right.
    Must be the built in dormancies’ (genes) most organisms have.
    And you wondered what they’re useful properties’ were> the xtra genes.

  3. #3 Ld Elon
    September 12, 2016

    Its like saying the data isn’t underlying.
    Isn’t our nature marvelous.

  4. #4 Ld Elon
    September 12, 2016

    A strong virus would know how to survive, life is equalled to a strong virus, viruses are in universal definition, versatile game players.

  5. #5 See Noevo
    September 12, 2016

    “Different old joke now: “But they’re still just bacteria”.”

    Same old fact: They’re still just bacteria.

  6. #6 dean
    September 12, 2016

    “Same old fact:” sn is still willfully dishonest about evolution. (But then, he has said that until an animal of one species gives birth to one of a different species, as evolution says must happen (his words), he knows it is false.

  7. #7 Wizard Suth
    Canada
    September 12, 2016

    I guess the next step is to examine the genomes of each strain to determine exactly how they developed resistance. If they developed widely different mechanisms, or if we can identify the exact mutations, we can dismiss Ld Elon’s idea of dormant genes.

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