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Trends in Biomimetics: Copying Irreducible Complexity
March 3, 2018
Not everything in nature can be copied effectively for human engineering. Why? Nature is sometimes too good.
Guessing Game: Name the Organism that Inspired This Discovery
July 15, 2017
Here's a quick brain teaser. Can you guess which biological organism inspired the scientific advance? Answers and sources provided.
Antibiotic Resistance Didn’t Evolve; It Was Borrowed
June 23, 2017
A key 'proof' of evolution in action falls as scientists discover that pathogens don't invent resistance genes; they share them.
Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Medieval Human Dung
February 27, 2014
Centuries before antibiotics were put into use for human health, genes for antibiotic resistance already existed in viruses found in human coprolites, new research shows.
A Tale of Two Falsifications of Evolution
September 4, 2011
In diatribes against creationists, evolutionists have long pointed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria as examples of evolution in action. Since antibiotics were unknown before the 1920s, debaters have taunted their creationist opponents with the claim that evolution is such an observable fact, we’re watching it happen right before our very eyes. The force of that argument has been undermined with a new discovery this week that pushes the “evolution” of such resistance way back before human civilization arrived. Another article is claiming that human brain chemistry existed way, way back, “long before animals, brains and even nerve cells existed.”