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Natural selection builds bacteria that build nanowires — yeah, right

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And while we’re at it, let’s not forget that natural selection also built the chariot, toaster oven, and space shuttle. Go here for another case of nanodesign, unanticipated but readily rationalized by evolutionary theory: http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/12/0321217&from=rss.

"As one researcher said, 'Earth appears to be hard-wired.'" But, of course, it is only the appearance of it. glennj
And also given the proper instructions of course. We have an old saying in the machine programming business: It did exactly what I told it to do, just not what I wanted it to do. DaveScot
Presumably, once we can program bacteria like little robots, they can build just about anything physically possible with atomic precision given raw materials, energy, and a non-toxic environment. DaveScot

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