• Question: What do you know about the bacterial flagellum? Do you think this could be possible evidence for intelligent design?

    Asked by amyboucher14 to Kaitlin on 7 Jun 2019.
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      Kaitlin Wade answered on 7 Jun 2019:

      All I know about flagellum is that it’s an appendage from a bacteria that helps them be propelled in whatever medium they are in. I’m not confident that it shows any evidence of intelligent design but more that these bacteria have evolved over millions of years in the medium in which something to help them be propelled through would be useful. So, with natural selection on genetic mutations that provided such an appendage, we have flagellum!