Monday 11 March 2013

Bacteria evolving resistance to antibiotics doesn’t affect us, insist creationists


Bacteria resistant evolution creationists

People who believe the world is 6,000 years old have said they’re not worried about antibiotic resistant strains of common infections, because evolution isn’t real.

With the government’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies claiming that increased antibiotic resistance is as big a threat to civilisation as terrorism, creationists have held up their Bibles before insisting that they’ll be fine.

Creationist Simon Williams told us, “If evolution is true, then why is there still Staphylococcus aureus?”

“You can’t answer that in the same way you can’t explain why there are still monkeys if they evolved into us.”

“Just because a complex system of bacteria isn’t described in the Bible doesn’t mean God didn’t make it. Quite the opposite, he probably didn’t want us to sweat the details.”

Antibiotic resistance

With increasing concern amongst the medical population that antibiotic resistant strains of common bacteria could soon threaten millions of lives, some have suggested that people who don’t believe in evolution should give up using antibiotics altogether.

As one researcher explained, “Most of these antibiotics only exist in the first place because of evolution amongst bacteria, so why should creationists use them?”

“It’s pretty simple, overuse of antibiotics is speeding up the evolutionary change amongst bacteria – so people who don’t believe this can happen should be the first to do without.”

“It should be the first question a doctor asks before giving out a prescription – how old do you think the earth is, or ‘dinosaurs, did cavemen ride them?”

“We’d certainly lose a few creationists to evolving diseases, and also slow down the evolution of resistant strains.  What’s not to love?”

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