|Image credit: CDC/ CDC-DPDx; Blaine Mathison|
From the DNA of bat-biting and people-biting bedbugs, researchers from Tulsa to Prague have demonstrated that bedbugs are still bedbugs. In fact, despite their disturbing resurgence in domestic dwellings, bedbugs are showing no sign of becoming anything else, other than more-difficult-to-eradicate bedbugs. Genetic analysis supports the hypothesis that today’s common bedbug originated in bat-caves and, having transitioned to cave-dwelling people, then developed populations with a preference for people and people’s houses. But is that a model for Darwinian evolution?The rest of this article has some interesting analysis of the claims of evolution, history, a bit of creationist theology, and more. To see the whole shootin' match, click on "In Bedbugs, Scientists Don’t See a Model of Evolution".