Talk:Antibiotic resistant bacteria
I saw this red link in the Behe article and decided to use my elementary-level knowledge of microbiology to type up a quick synopsis of the subject. :) Correct me if I'm wrong on anything. GrandSoviet 02:16, 22 September 2007 (EDT)
- My article for the day (I click on random page once a day) good job - short enought to keep my attention (very short span here, lol) but long enough to cover the basics and spark my interest to look up a little more info on this - I learned! lol. Refugeetalk page 18:43, 24 March 2008 (EDT)
Expand this and rename to include insecticide-resistant insects? Totnesmartin 10:47, 31 March 2009 (EDT)
Isn't the bacteria developed though artificial selection?
I mean, we are the one causing the change with antibiotics... Or should the artificial selection be updated to reflect the thing that was missing in the argument? ThiehZOYG I edit like Kenservative! 03:58, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
- At best the pressure is "artificial", not the selection per se. Artificial selection tends to be used (as far as I've seen) for selective breeding or similar deliberate and teleological human interference. After all, we're not actually trying to make the bacteria resistant (rather the opposite), thus, any "selection" is inadvertent which would make it more like natural, rather than artificial selection. ScepticWombat (talk) 07:20, 25 January 2015 (UTC)