Perhaps the biggest evolutionary development in the course of the experiment involved some bacteria beginning to feed on citric acid.
This year a new article by Silvestro et al. (2021), “Fossil data support a pre-Cretaceous origin of flowering plants,” was published.
The interpretation of the results as showing “latent” genetic capabilities has teleological overtones that are compatible with intelligent design.
The meeting exposed the reality, hidden from the public, that leading evolutionary theorists recognize that natural selection has no real creative power.
Scientists have experimented extensively on the classic lab animal, the fruit fly, mutating its genes in every way they can.