LOL Rigid scientific standards mean that you observe it happening.
explain the pre Cambrian explosion of varied and multiple forms of life, with no prior fossil record.
Charles Darwin may have been wrong when he argued that competition was the major driving force of evolution.
He imagined a world in which organisms battled for supremacy and only the fittest survived.
But new research identifies the availability of "living space", rather than competition, as being of key importance for evolution.
The idea of empty niches being filled by the available taxa is not new, nor is the idea that an evolutionary “event” …. like some non-flying taxon developing the power of flight …. results in species radiation. What is new in this paper is that a survey has been done using relatively good available data that demonstrates this concept.
There has not been an overthrow of Darwin, though I’m sure various creationists will now incorrectly and inappropriately use this press report to suggest that there has been. There has not been the introduction of a new idea regarding macroevolution, though the work here is important and interesting. As is often the case with evolutionary biology, the specific role of natural selection (and in this entire discussion, read “natural selection” when you see “competition”) vs. opportunity (read “drift”), and different people with different views will differentially see the role of one or the other as more important as they look at the same data. The realty of the situation is probably simpler: Competitive advantages have a chance of winning out, in the same way that buying a lottery ticket with better odds makes you more likely to win. But you’ll probably still lose. But to even buy the lottery ticket, there has to be one of those little gas stations on the corner that sells them.
The researchers had originally thought the bacteria would reach a limit where it couldn’t improve any further it was thought that would happen around the 10,000 generation. But now they are at the 50,000 generation and it just keeps on evolving. In fact it is doing it faster now and that should continue.
First, an attack against the character of person making the claim, her circumstances, or her actions is made