Originally posted by Confusion42
An evolutionary transition that took several billion years to occur in nature has happened in a laboratory, and it needed just 60 days. Under artificial pressure to become larger, single-celled yeast became multicellular creatures. That crucial step is responsible for life’s progression beyond algae and bacteria, and while the latest work doesn’t duplicate prehistoric transitions, it could help reveal the principles guiding them.
Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory
So, what does everybody think? Doesn't this simply confirm what most of us have known?
IMO It seems like science is progressing exponentially fast.... And confirming Evolution along the way...
Confusion42 - I say you're getting yourself confused here.
Like most had suspected already this is not evolution. What you've just observed is a natural process.
“What we’re doing right here, engineering via artificial selection, is something we’ve done for centuries with animals and agriculture.”
Besides they started with a yeast then ended up with what --- tada - a yeast.
In fact they admitted that:
true multicellularity remained elusive.
SO how is this proof of evolution again?
Fact is - what they did is prove the basic rule / principle of creation - that is:
Life can only arise from pre-existing life.
back to the drawing board.