posted on Oct, 5 2014 @ 02:04 AM
If this virus behaves like ever other virus in history, the longer the outbreak continues, the more evolved the virus will
become. It will seek any way possible to extend its ability to exist, including trading some of it's ability to kill it's host with ease of
It's alive! It's alive! And apparently, it can plan and think. Viruses don't seek. Viruses don't hunt. Viruses don't 'intentionally' kill their
host. The reason why they don't do this is because they are not conscious and sentient beings. Viruses are 'reactors', not in the nuclear frame,
but in the response frame. They react to the conditions of their environment, which is usually inside a host that carries all the material and
resources it needs. Some hosts make excellent environments in which the virus can replicate, but which usually ends in the death of the host.
In a survivability perspective, a virus that replicates rapidly inside a host as to overwhelm it, making it sick and killing it, will not survive very
long. Mutations occur, not because the virus thinks and plans to mutate, but because the virus and the host's body and immune systems jostle for
supremacy. The virus uses the host's body like a corporation uses a country's mineral resources, extracting the minerals from out of the
environment. That is all that a virus does and is capable of doing. Sometimes a virus is destroyed in the host's body before it can cause
overwhelming infection, and other times, it just makes the host sick and unwell for a week or so. Ebola is a virus that replicates so fast, it
overwhelms the host to the point of death as it extracts the material it needs from the host's body.
A virus may eventually mutate in a host where it can reach symbiosis, and live in the host without killing it or even making it sick, except at times
when another mutation occurs that breaks the symbiotic relationship. For instance, you cannot become unwell from the same cold virus, you can only
become unwell when the cold virus is a new one. All viruses operate on this principle. Viruses that kill their hosts are aberrations and have not
reached the mutation point where symbiosis develops. Ebola is one such virus. It has attained symbiosis in some animals, but not in humans.
It maybe that there are not enough human hosts on the planet for the Ebola virus to infect and mutate towards the symbiosis where it could survive
without killing its host? From a natural perspective, a virus is just evolution in action.