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If small microbes tend to be eaten by bigger ones, why aren’t all microbes big?
Posted on March 08, 2012 at 09:00 AM in Talmudic Questions, Teachers Corner | Permalink
I am also reminded of the creationists' confusion, which might be paraphrased "if amphibians evolved from fish, why are there still fish?". In many environments, larger microbes (all else being equal) might be selected against. In particular, large microbes that depend on eating smaller ones do poorly once they have eaten all the smaller ones.
Nathan Myers |
March 19, 2012 at 08:04 PM
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