Это мир еще меньших размеров

Представьте, что вы смотрите в мощный микроскоп и обнаруживаете невероятно крошечные механизмы, которые разбирают окружающее их вещество на отдельные молекулы, а затем собирают молекулы вместе так, чтобы получились точные копии этих механизмов. Копии, безусловно, будут делать то же самое. После 20 поколений каждый механизм превратится в миллион механизмов или более. Удастся ли остановить этот процесс, или они захватят весь мир?

Это не какая-нибудь невероятная фантастическая история о вышедшей из-под контроля технологии. Это мир, в котором мы сейчас живем, где такие механизмы существуют практически повсюду. Бесчисленные миллионы их населяют кишечник каждого человека. Мы называем их бактериями, и они захватили мир уже миллиарды лет тому назад, задолго до того, как появились люди. Мы обращаемся с ними надлежащим образом, иначе они уничтожат нас.

Эволюционисты так до конца и не выяснили, кого считать предками бактерий, а повторить естественный эксперимент мы не в состоянии. Ведь у природы, кроме всего прочего, на это была уйма времени, миллиарды лет, тогда как мы, смертные, должны продемонстрировать успешный результат до того момента, как закончится грант на проведение научно-исследовательских работ. В любом случае, даже простейшие бактерии имеют удивительно сложное строение с цепочками ДНК, содержащими полные инструкции, касающиеся обмена веществ и размножения.

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