Perhaps the biggest evolutionary development in the course of the experiment involved some bacteria beginning to feed on citric acid.
As animator “Long Story” puts it in his video, the claim is an example of evolutionary equivocation”: “The use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth.”
Doubting Darwinian theory, we’re told, is nothing less than a threat to the public health.
“But what about bacterial antibiotic resistance!” This is one of the stock attempts to rebut arguments against the creative potential of unguided evolution.
When combatting disease-causing pathogens, we don’t use the idea that Darwinian evolution is of unlimited creativity. Just the opposite!