Behe's take:The cell clusters also were 10% less fit (that's quite an amount) than the beginning cells in the absence of the sedimentation selection. After further selection it was seen that some cells in clusters would "commit suicide" (apoptosis), which apparently made the clusters more brittle and allowed chunks to break off and form new clusters. (The beginning cells already had the ability to undergo apoptosis.)…the results can be regarded as the loss of two pre-existing abilities: 1) the loss of the ability to separate from the mother cell during cell division; and 2) the loss of control of apoptosis.The authors did not analyze the genetic changes that occurred in the cells, but I strongly suspect that if and when they do, they'll discover that functioning genes or regulatory regions were broken or degraded. This would be just one more example of evolution by loss of pre-existing systems, at which we already knew that Darwinian processes excel. The apparently insurmountable problem for Darwinism is to build new systems.http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/01/more_darwinian055511.ht...
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