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Chris Hyland

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(Permalink) Posted: April 04 2007,05:13   

DaveScot blogs, Another Icon of Evolution Bites the Dust - Antibiotic Resistance. And I thought IDers had no problem with microevolution. In any case, to support his assertion, DaveScot cites Alekshun & Levy.
The paper actually lists a few dozen cases where mutations cause resistance. Not only that it points out that bacteria are constantly responding to animicrobial agents in the soil, and so may be already immune to antibiotics that have a similar actions. Plus when resistance is transfered from another bacteria it appears to be in the form of new alleles of existing genes, not exactly unexplained by evolution.

Telic Thoughts vs UD

Well, it's happened again. Dave Scot had a post on the Supreme Court ruling that the EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Of course, this is seen as a tragedy of near cataclysmic proportions by Dave. Must be the taxoplasma taking effect. So I tried posting a comment of my own. It never showed up. This is about the fourth time for me. I should have made a copy of it.

My favorite comment is this by Doug:
DaveScot doesn't delete all posts that are in disagreeing with his views.
To some extent I like the atmosphere at UD over TT.

Many times the conversations here just go on and on and on and on. Insults get tossed back and forth and comments seem to side-track the actual article.
If that isn't a new benchmark for the pot caling the kettle black I don't know what is.

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