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E. coli long-term evolution experiment
« on: November 09, 2011, 03:16:25 PM »
just stumbled upon this and I was unfamiliar with it.  Pretty cool.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._coli_long-term_evolution_experiment

http://myxo.css.msu.edu/ecoli/

of course you can find much stupidity about it from creationists all over the place

and a bit about how creationist fail so badly: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Lenski_affair
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Re: E. coli long-term evolution experiment
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 03:27:54 PM »
and a bit about how creationist fail so badly: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Lenski_affair

I've read that several times.  I never get tired of it.  Andrew Schlafly is even stupider than his mother.  The apple really doesn't ever fall far from the tree.
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Re: E. coli long-term evolution experiment
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2011, 01:53:19 PM »
just stumbled upon this and I was unfamiliar with it.  Pretty cool.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._coli_long-term_evolution_experiment

http://myxo.css.msu.edu/ecoli/

of course you can find much stupidity about it from creationists all over the place

and a bit about how creationist fail so badly: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Lenski_affair


Don't you know evolution we observe is "micro" evolution. "Macro" evolution hasn't been observed so it can't happen....

well if you ignore the three documented case of natural speciation
and the few observed cases of quasi-speciation
and the entire fossil record
and all of genetics
and scientific method


It is like Glaciers don't really travel miles because we only can measure them moving  the a few feet a year
even though we see the torn up landscape and lakes left behind. Nope since we haven't actually sat there and watched for a few thousand years...it didn't happen.


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Re: E. coli long-term evolution experiment
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2011, 02:53:50 PM »
a rather perverted Zeno's paradox eh?   ;D
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Re: E. coli long-term evolution experiment
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2011, 03:12:01 PM »
What, if we didn't see it happen, then it didn't even if we have evidence for it?  *eyeroll*
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Re: E. coli long-term evolution experiment
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2011, 03:16:42 PM »
What, if we didn't see it happen, then it didn't even if we have evidence for it?  *eyeroll*

except, of course, for events that are completely in contradiction with the observed laws of reality, such as the dead rising from the graves, giant floods, and so forth.

But only, and only if, they are from their favorite old book...and no one else's favorite old book.
An Omnipowerful God needed to sacrifice himself to himself (but only for a long weekend) in order to avert his own wrath against his own creations who he made in a manner knowing that they weren't going to live up to his standards.

And you should feel guilty for this. Give me money.