Stepwise formation of the bacterial flagellar system


Every so often, some creationist will come out with the claim that flagellum of the bacteria is an irreducibly complex system.  This points to a dead-Jew on a stick designing it- I mean, an unspecified intelligent creator (wink, wink)- designing it. 

The only problem is that we know that the flagellum is not irreducibly complex. It can be shown to form in a stepwise fashion as per the article attached.

Of course, it does seem that it would be easier to find another way to leave a biological clue for design than the flagellum of a bacterium.  That creator is such a tease…