All Hail.............the Virus

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All Hail.............the Virus

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:22 am

We all know about how much of our body is virus and bacteria and fungi and stuff. so important that our very existence is dependent upon virii. They can live without us, we can't live without them.

Still news to me though that virii actually allowed us to come into existence TO BEGIN WITH.

Short one page article here explains it all plus more. I take it even farther as it must be the case that virii somehow turned egg laying mechanism into live birth mechanisms?

Its just........ fascinating.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/ ... l1yxZegTBY
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Re: All Hail.............the Virus

Postby ElectricMonk » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:34 am

given how slow multi-cellular organisms evolve, getting yourself infected with a virus could be a nifty shortcut to becoming a new specie....
I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
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2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
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Re: All Hail.............the Virus

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:42 am

EM--right you are. Its not that clear, but once the virus "infects" you and puts "its" dna material into us....its OURS by way of possession. This actually is gaining import in evolution....the "virome" which interacts with our own as referenced in the link. Some diseases with genetic causes being "cured" by infections with engineered virii.

Yes.........the right virii could change mankind overnight. Not a Zombie Plague...we already have one Republican Party.
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