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|Quote (GaryGaulin @ Nov. 25 2012,21:47)|
|Quote (Henry J @ Nov. 25 2012,21:25)|
|In more recent years I discovered that genomes and higher order cellular processes such as chemotaxis work the same way. |
I wonder if you meant to say gene pool rather than genome. After all, a gene pool does keep a record of sorts of things that worked (while not keeping a record of things to avoid doing again), and it has a way of trying lots of minor variations (although no way of reliably trying large variations to rewrite something that was done badly).
The gene pool still relies on single individuals to come up with unique solutions to problems such as digesting nylon, antibiotic resistance, differentiation into new cell morphologies.
At the "molecular intelligence" level the gene pool is a "collective intelligence" or more specifically "molecular collective intelligence".
The way you stated this implies that you think that the individual decides to become resistant to antibiotics or become able to consume nylon residue.
Is this the case?
Do you think that an individual bacterium decides to become resistant to an antibiotic?
Follow up: Does that bacteria then teach other bacteria to be resistant?
Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.