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Author Topic:   Do you really understand the mathematics of evolution?
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From: frozen wasteland
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Message 23 of 239 (876494)
05-21-2020 11:50 AM
Reply to: Message 14 by Kleinman
05-20-2020 10:53 AM

Re: Responses nwr and AZPaul3
Kleinman writes:

Don't you find this surprising that drug-resistant bacteria would appear in bacterial populations that were never exposed to the antibiotics and there was resistance to many different antibiotics?

I only claim to have the first inkling of a clue about evolution but I don't find that surprising. Drug-resistant bacteria evolve, whether there are drugs in the neighbourhood or not. Hint: mutations. When drugs do mosey by, the drug-resistant bacteria survive. No mystery.

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