Joined: April 2005
But anyway, your example of the evolution of a new structure, adaptation or process is the evolution of nylonases in bacteria.
THE RETURN OF THE DREADED NYLON DIGESTING BACTERIA!!!!!!
Run away...run away...
Let us taunt it! It may become so cross that it will make a mistake.
Have we got bows?
No, we have the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!
The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch! 'Tis one of the sacred relics Brother Maynard carries with him. Brother Maynard! Bring up the Holy Hand Grenade!
And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.'
And that was the end of the dreaded nylon digesting bacteria...
And everyone lived happily ever after.