|The distribution of H. pylori populations in Asia and the Pacific.|
In an earlier blog, Lousy Creator, I explained how obligate parasites like lice evolve in parallel with their hosts and how the three human lice exactly parallel and confirm archaological and genetic evidence for human evolution from a common ancestor with the other African apes and subsequent diversification into Euro-Asia and then the rest of the world.
So, not only do we have genetic and archaeological evidence showing how we evolved but we also have linguistic and parasitic evidence. Now I've learned of another piece of research which not only supports this theory but neatly brings the latter two strands together.
|Global patterns of migration between eight pairs of H. pylori populations |
as calculated by the isolation with migration model.
I'm grateful to blogger Grumpy Bob, of The British Centre For Science Education for bringing this to my attention.
It's really becoming quite astonishing how even adult Creationists manage to ignore the massive amount of evidence such as this and continue to insist, despite there being not a single scrap of supporting evidence, that the infantile fairy-tale of a magic man in the sky magicking all forms of life into being as is, a few thousand years ago, is somehow a better explanation of the observable facts.
It's not difficult to see why the frauds, professional liars and pseudo-scientists of the Discovery Institute continue to pedal their anti-science agenda. They know full well how science undermines their political ambition to set up an extremist, Taliban-style crypto-fascist Christian dictatorship in which they become the self-appointing government without having to bother with being elected, and have pursued the Wedge Strategy of trying to discredit science with lies. What is difficult to understand is how their followers - the credulous simpletons who eagerly buy their propaganda - manage to avoid reading the evidence for themselves, with such a wide availability of good, scientific sources on the Internet.
It is truly astonishing how a subversive organisation like the Discovery Institute, which depends entirely in ignorant superstition and scientific illiteracy, manages to keep its dupes in the required state of brain-dead credulity. It takes a special skill at self-delusion to know what you must avoid reading because you know it will shake your faith if you see it written down.