Can We Duplicate Evolution?

Since 1988 scientist have been trying to duplicate evolution in a lab. Read what happens.

In 1988, Dr. Richard Lenski, an evolutionary biologist at Michigan State University, began growing cultures of twelve identical lines of a strain of bacteria. More than 50,000 generations and 27 years later, the experiment continues. After this many years and thousands of generations there have been slight changes as they have life easy in the laboratory setting. For example, some lines have lost the ability to use a sugar, repair DNA, or even move. In other words, they have gotten lazy. But these changes simply altered genetic information and functions which were already present. These changes did not add new genetic information that over millions of years could lead from microbes to man.

Why did Dr. Lenski choose bacteria for his test subject? Because bacteria are single cells; changes need to occur in only one cell in order to be passed to the next generation. In multicellular organisms, changes would have to occur in multiple cells of a given tissue or organ to benefit the organism and reappear in a germ cell (sperm or egg) to be passed to the next generation. If you can’t duplicate evolution with bacteria, you can’t duplicate evolution. Dr. Lenski failed to prove to the world evolution can be possible, even in a lab setting. Bacteria has always and will always be bacteria.

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