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Vincent and friends,
While driving around a field cutting hay lost in my science podcast playlist the episode of TWIM #61 came up and I had to listen intently as salmonella typhimurium came up as this is a common enteric issue in agriculture. When you mentioned the work around salmonella came up with to outwit lipocalin and the idea people could in many millennia possibly evolve a second antisiderophore to combat it a thought occurred to me. Is modern medicine slowing our rate of evolution by reducing selection pressure for more fit individuals? This is not an argument for withholding medical treatments to improve the human race or something silly like that b/c obviously everyone has more important skills than the ability to fight off an enteric disease but was an interesting thought that hadn't really occurred to me before. Just wondering what you all thought of this.
Also thanks for the TWIP mention of our farm. I'll let you know if there's a TWIP bump like there is for TWIV ; )
If you decide to do an agriculture themed podcast like you and Dickson mentioned I'll be sure to listen to every episode as your opinions on agriculture are always well thought out and enjoyable to hear b/c it's interesting to see the views of very intelligent people that aren't directly in the field. Have a great day I need to get back to putting this hay down while the suns shining.
Sent from mobile device w/ a small keypad, forgive brevity and typos ; )
Click to listen to this episode of TWiM (64) Live in Denver from ICAAC 2013.