Microbial communities don't follow Darwinism?

Dirk Schmid dschmid at eagle.wbm.ca
Sat Jan 18 21:28:55 EST 1997

Come to think of it, Darwin's principle of natural selection appears to be
flawed. Natural selection can not account for the evolution of microbial
communities, and it can not account for the close association of
microorganisms within a microbial community.

If there is such a close association within a biofilm or community, then
competition simply can not exist.

Well, that sure throws Darwin out the window, doesn't it?

Dirk Schmid
dfs846 at mail.usask.ca
University of Saskatchewan

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