Deep sea microbe that has not evolved in more than 2 billion years validates Darwinian Theory

February 5, 2015 1:47 PM

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Deep sea microbe that has not evolved in more than 2 billion years validates Darwinian Theory

The ocean floor sediments off Western Australia house ancient communities of bacteria that have not changed in more than 2 billion years. Researchers say that this is the greatest lack of evolution ever seen.

They also say that the microscopic organisms living in “extreme evolutionary stasis” validate Darwin’s theory of evolution. UCLA paleobiologist J. William Schopf said “If evolution is a product of changes in the physical and biological environment, and there are no changes in the physical and biolog...

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