Microbial communities don't follow Darwinism?

Dr. Carl Oppenheimer carlo at mail.utexas.edu
Sat Jan 25 18:22:24 EST 1997


In article <01bc05b1$112ddd60$dac5a9c6 at dschmid.wbm.ca>, "Dirk Schmid"
<dschmid at eagle.wbm.ca> wrote:

> 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
> Canada

Your logic is flawed. You, person, are a community of single cell
associations called tissues working like a closely asociated community.
You have evolved. Ergo, Darwin is saved.

-- 
Dr. Carl Oppenheimer
<carlo at mail.utexas.edu>



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