As Behe and TJump discuss Lenski’s experiment, polar bears, and other matters, the commenters are floating in their own strange parallel reality.
Richard Lenski claims that his experiment provides “one of the most direct demonstrations of Darwinian adaptations by natural selection you can imagine.”
“There have been no mutations…identified that appear to be on their way to constructing elegant new molecular machinery of the kind that fills every cell.”
Evolution is good at creating niche advantages by breaking things; it isn’t good at building fundamentally novel forms.
Michigan State University biologist Richard Lenski and collaborators have just published a terrific new paper.