Evolution the Movie

I just came across this great little video that allows you to literally watch bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance right before your eyes. It is part of an experiment carried our at Harvard Medical School designed to observe how bacteria move as they become impervious to drugs. What I personally like most about this video is that the setup actually results in the bacteria producing the famous branching pattern associated with evolutionary theory. It is a thing of beauty…if you don’t think about the fact that the highly drug resistant E.coli at the end of the experiment could probably kill us all.

Of course this isn’t going to convince those who think that evolution is just a fairy tale. You just need to take a quick look at the YouTube comments for this video, scary I know, to see the lengths people will go to write this off as anything but evolution.

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