Thursday, August 20, 2009

Prokaryote Evolution: The Wisdom of Evolution

If eukaryotes evolved (somehow) from a symbiosis between a prokaryote (bacteria) and a archaea, then from where did the prokaryote and the archaea come? James Lake, long-time early evolution researcher has a new paper promoting the notion that

the double-membrane, Gram-negative prokaryotes were formed as the result of a symbiosis between an ancient actinobacterium and an ancient clostridium

As usual, the evidence is circumstantial and the argument presupposes evolution is true. From a scientific perspective, there isn't much reason to think that a actinobacterium + clostridium = a prokaryote. Such a merger is a rather heroic view of nature.

Yes, symbiosis is common and cells do ingest objects around them. But so much more needs to happen in these scenarios in which evolutionists envision the creation of prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Of course none of this means such scenarios are impossible. What is telling though, is the evolutionist's certainty:

Lake has discovered the first exclusively prokaryote endosymbiosis

Lake reports that two groups of prokaryotes -- actinobacteria and clostridia -- came together and produced "double-membrane" prokaryotes.

"Higher life would not have happened without this event," Lake said.

In other words, there is no doubt that this proposed evolution of prokaryotes is actually a fact. Perhaps readers should not be alarmed at such pseudo science. As Lake concludes, we can learn from the wisdom of evolution:

We have been overlooking how important cooperation is. If two prokaryotes get together, they can change the world. They restructured the atmosphere of the Earth. It's a message that evolution is giving us: Cooperation is a way to get ahead.

I feel better already. Evolution is wiser than the evolutionists it created.