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{"I suggest you ask a doctor about drug resistent bacterial strains. Evolution in action.")

That is not evolution, but only the bacteria adapting to its environment.

Alien Syndrome, Fark 82 Comments [1/25/2008 4:45:32 AM]
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Mattural Selection

A textbook example... of both evolution and a fundy's unwillingness [or inability] to see the facts.

1/25/2008 4:48:02 AM

Alethe

And what do you think evolution is, Einstein?

1/25/2008 4:53:54 AM

anti-nonsense

That's what evolution IS.

1/25/2008 4:57:55 AM

WMDKitty

Sweet jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, are these people really that fucking stupid?

1/25/2008 4:59:11 AM

Papabear

And, bacteria adapting to its environment IS evolution, dipshit.

1/25/2008 5:05:01 AM

Maester Seymour's Mother

Evolution does not work the way you think it does.

1/25/2008 5:09:46 AM

Osiris

We need to stop using this argument until we properly explain to these people that evolution is not a duck giving birth to a fish giving birth to a spider-monkey giving birth to a Boeing 747.

1/25/2008 5:11:05 AM

Mark

THE IGNORANCE! IT BURNS!

1/25/2008 5:18:57 AM

adam

EVOLUTION DOES WORK THAT WAY. [/modifiedmorbosnowclone]

1/25/2008 5:20:05 AM

Tomby Stone

I say we change the words 'evolution' to 'adaption' and 'science' to 'technology'. Yeah they wont be as accurate in terms of explanation but we may finally be able to get these people to accept reality while allowing them the 'I won the argument' feeling they so desperately crave.

1/25/2008 5:27:00 AM

t3h_fuhr3r

@WMDKitty: Yes. Yes they are.

1/25/2008 5:29:37 AM

Jack Bauer

Do you have to be home schooled to get that retarded?

1/25/2008 5:33:59 AM

GoFast

*facepalm*

1/25/2008 6:11:50 AM

Detrs

Right, and Christianity isn't a religion it's a "relationship with Jesus Christ."

1/25/2008 6:13:10 AM

Viva

And what do you think evolution is.

1/25/2008 6:17:26 AM

J-Hay

And your not a moron, but only someone who is really fucking stupid.

1/25/2008 6:17:46 AM

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1/25/2008 6:19:55 AM

epsilon

Equivocating for Jeebus

1/25/2008 6:35:03 AM

Mike

Someone needs to be hit with a cluebat.

1/25/2008 7:01:22 AM

jellobiafra79

"That is not evolution--that is evolution."

1/25/2008 7:10:32 AM

Prager

*Headdesk* *Headdesk* *Headdesk* *Headdesk* *Headdesk*

1/25/2008 7:23:49 AM

ReignonYourParade

I swear. If I ever meet anyone like this in real life... I am going beat the hell out of them, and at the trial claim that it was simply animal cruelty, because there's no way a human being could be that stupid.

1/25/2008 9:08:49 AM

Damen

You failed so hard you won.

1/25/2008 9:46:00 AM

Beccs

After reading this type of comment again and again I'd like to put forward my Theory of SELECTIVE Evolution.

1/25/2008 10:05:27 AM

David B.

It is, of course, possible to adapt to one's environment without evolving. We do it all the time by learning, and most every complex animal does it via their immune system.

If AS(-hole?) is implying that individual bacteria become immune to antibiotics, then he is correct in saying that it would not be an example of evolution, but incorrect by virtue of the fact that it is clearly not what is happening.

The genes for antibiotic resistance in many strains have been found, isolated, sequences, probed, studied, and published complete with pretty colour diagrams and fancy long words. What's more, their frequency in bacteria samples taken from the wild has been shown to be changing (increasing) over time.

Change in the frequency of a gene in a population over time is evolution, by definition.

1/25/2008 10:29:56 AM
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