Thursday, October 9, 2008

Evolution in Action

I've been out of the country recently, so my posts have dried up a bit. But in an attempt to get it going again here is an interesting article in National geographic about a new type of earthworm. Apparently, these worms belong to a new species and evolved in old used mines. They can tolerate very high concentrations of heavy metals and may be useful in cleaning up areas with high concentrations of heavy metals. One more example of evolution in action...or maybe God just got bored and dreamt these guys up.


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/10/081007-super-worms.html

3 comments:

Jeffrey said...

[These earthworms are] ...One more example of evolution in action...or maybe God just got bored and dreamt these guys up.

It's not that He [sic] got bored, it's that He [sic] wanted to show us humans that the mines were originally created for one purpose and one purpose only - to find the worms that just happened to have created especially for this discovery!

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relentless said...

Jeffrey, are all your comments this incoherent or can you string words together in sentences with some actual meaning?

greyparadox said...

So because worms adapted to their climate (as do many others do) is that evolution is action or is it adaptation? Technically they are still the same species it should be classifieds as an adaptation rather than evolution. The two are very different.