Even though fundamentalist Christians refuse to believe in evolution; here is another piece of evidence to add to the mountain.
Head lice are now resistant to most common treatments because through the process of natural selection, the main component to evolution, 80% of all head lice now are completely unaffected by permathrin and phenothrin the two main ingredients of head lice lotions.
The old head lice medicines kinda worked on lice like Sarin gas worked on people, attacking their nervous systems.
But over time, lice have developed a gene that leaves them completely unaffected by the medications, a gene that 4 out of five lice now have.
One of the last things you want to read is an article with a title like, “Head lice are becoming indestructible.”
Nothing living should ever be indestructible.
Evolution should never be that damn efficient.
God might have created everything, at first, but that still doesn’t mean that life doesn’t adapt and evolve.
God might have created man, but his prototype, was about three feet tall, lived in the trees and thought tossing his own feces on rival clans high entertainment.
6 million years later The Roman Emperor Commodos thought it was high entertainment to collected all the dwarfs, cripples, and freaks he could find in the city of Rome and have them fight each other to the death with meat cleavers in the Coliseum, which only goes to show that the evolution of what we find entertaining hasn’t kept up with how we evolve biologically. In fact, an argument could be made that tossing feces on someone is principally no different than watching retards and cripples go at it with meat cleavers.
I mean, let’s be honest, whoever finds those things entertaining are part of the same target group.
See, we aren’t as evolved from our tree swinging, feces tossing ancestors as you thought are we?
When I was a kid in elementary school, the school nurse would come to our class room and checked our heads for head lice every year.
I am sure it was one of those mandatory state regulatory things that guarantee that school nurses will do more than be on call to call an ambulance.
Whenever she would come to class and go through our heads it seemed like the only kids that seemed to get head lice were the white kids.
I never knew of a single black kid to ever get head lice.
Not that I am complaining, but that was just weird. It was just one of those things ya know?
I knew some nasty ass black families growing up. For some reason, they consistently crapped out on the head lice lotto.
I am sure they aren’t complaining either.
Some of them were so poor I am sure that if they had come down with head lice they might’ve been scratching for months before they had the money to flip for some head lice lotion.
Then again, I guess when you have so many other things going against you financially, the least God can do is spare you this one right?
They say that if you cover your head in Olive Oil that will kill all the lice if you leave it in your head over night.
And I guess a study last year found that fine combing wet hair was four times more likely to remove head lice than over the counter medicines, but you’ve got to remember, those apparently don’t work anymore.
Looks like we are going to have to add Head lice to the list that cockroaches are on for insect that once you get you can’t get rid of.
Finally something bad that the black community doesn’t have to worry about hitting them disproportionately.