Richard Lenski claims that his experiment provides “one of the most direct demonstrations of Darwinian adaptations by natural selection you can imagine.”
Perhaps the biggest evolutionary development in the course of the experiment involved some bacteria beginning to feed on citric acid.
If one visualizes the recoil action of large guns on ships as they fire, that is perhaps what the EA (export apparatus) is doing for the T3SS.
With better imaging and analysis techniques, details about icons of design are coming into clearer focus. The icons are looking better than ever.
In Wesley J. Smith’s phrase, in the present cultural moment, we have witnessed “the French Revolution attacking the American Revolution.”