Sustained fitness gains and variability in fitness trajectories in the long-term evolution experiment with Escherichia coli
…adaptation and divergence are continuing unabated in the LTEE, even after many tens of thousands of generations in a constant environment.
Bacteria growing in an unchanging environment continue to adapt indefinitely.
…even in the absence of any external forces . . . evolution is going to be relentless nonetheless.
Like other researchers, he is confused about the difference between evolution and how ecological variation is linked to RNA-mediated ecological adaptations like the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled “re-evolution” of the bacterial flagellum, which occurred over the weekend.
Serious scientists have since linked the conserved molecular mechanisms of cell type differentiation in microbes across species to humans via RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions in the context of cancer prevention and/or treatment.
Note that Louise Johnson of the University of Reading, U.K. reported that two mutations led to the re-evolution of the bacterial flagellum, when it was clearly two RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions that enabled the species to survive via ecological adaptation.
See the video.
Continuing to report ecological variation that leads to ecological adaptation via the conserved molecular mechanisms that link the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA via detailed example that link atoms to ecosystems via metabolic and genetic networks seems to now appear to be part of a conspiracy to salvage anything left from the ridiculous misrepresentations of population geneticists. Of course, it is not a conspiracy theory. The reporting is merely an attempt to portray the ignorance of the past in the context of what has been suspected about RNA-mediated cell type differentiation via amino acid substitutions for several decades.
In February, for example, AAAS presenters will link the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations of microbes across species via RNA-mediated events, which is what some serious scientists have been doing since the early 1980’s.
The fact that a science fiction author accurately represented the events in a series of novels attests the embarrassing level of ignorance that must now be politely revealed very gradually to prevent the collapse of academia — everywhere institutions have continued to teach neo-Darwinism instead of teaching students how to link biologically-based cause and effect.