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+ - Are Mosquitos Becoming More Intelligent?-> 1

Submitted by Copper Nikus
Copper Nikus (1615089) writes "An article at the BBC makes a shocking claim about mosquitoes. It appears some individual insects in the wild have developed the ability to ignore the very popular DEET repelent after a first exposure. Imagine what misery this will bring to the human race if this trait spreads to the general mosquito population through the process of evolution through natural selection (or through divine intervention if you happen to be a creationist)."
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Are Mosquitos Becoming More Intelligent?

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  • Creationists don't deny that evolution takes place. They usually just deny that it is a creative process. i.e. that it can create new stuff. It doesn't deny that existing features can spread through natural selection to the population.

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