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A Virus That Makes You Stupid Has Infected Up to 1/2 of Humanity

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posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 04:33 AM
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a reply to: wasaka

Are you sure of the stat? Seem much more reasonable setting the infection ratio around 100% of Earth population!




posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: gottaknow

I was going to mention Toxiplasmosis which supposedly has infected up to half of our population.

I spoke to the head researcher who is looking for a cure, and currently there is nothing that will remove the parasite from your body and your brain. There are antibiotics that can bring an active infection under control, but there is nothing that will remove it completely from your body.

It supposedly affects things like your emotions.

You have to wonder what we would be like if we did not have any of these parasites infecting our bodies.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:15 AM
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originally posted by: CantStandIt
www.nih.gov...

Found the above-referenced article, with references to the original PubMed published study results. Further evidence that much of what makes us human isnt of even of human origin!!

Great find, OP!!


This is wonderful.

Considering the Ying and Yang effect, if they can reverse engineer this little fellow, we have the cure for stupidity.

We can now classify stupidity as a disease.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:26 AM
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a reply to: Max_TO




wow that explains a lot .


wow that explains a lot - See I did it too. The op and the next 2 posters show remarkable originality. Could one of you 3 explain what you have understood? Maybe you live too close to the ocean. I prefer mountains or foothills preferably.

What I found interesting was another recent ATS thread that suggested that science has found a causal link between mould outbreaks and mental illness. Add that to the fact that cancer maybe caused by mould. But thanks go to OP for bringing the article to our attention.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: wasaka

Prob has been here for hundreds of years if not thousands. A little present from whoever destroyed civilisation last time.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 07:18 AM
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originally posted by: EA006
a reply to: wasaka

Prob has been here for hundreds of years if not thousands. A little present from whoever destroyed civilization last time.
they are developing techniques to flush out hiding reservoirs of viruses in the human body for instance herpes virus and soon they think, -HIV.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: SpongeBeard
a reply to: gottaknow

Toxoplasma is mostly harmless, as is evidenced by the fact that it's present in up to 2/3 of the human population and most have never heard of it, with only immunocompromised individuals developing symptoms. Most news sites took the algae virus tests and ran with them, sensationalizing it into bull# like "half the human population affected by virus that makes you stupid"
In reality there was a correlation between the presence of the virus and lower IQ scores, nothing conclusive, nothing proven.


Your last sentence is the most important one. The earlier sentences have nothing to do with the apparent already recognized potentiality of the problem. Actually, they sound like the typical BS spins which we hear all of the time by experts and government officials that get paid to tell us to look the other way, when in fact, the view is clear.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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What Iam observing from my posistion here at the top of the world is that I might have been better off in Florida. If thats where the stupids in america live I do think I qualify
That is if the USofA would let me in at all.



(didnt mean to offend anyone yo)



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 08:53 AM
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This is why Mark Dice gets his best material down on the waterfront.



With such high numbers of infection, will they treat this with the same urgency as Ebola?

No - just more reality TV shows like Jersey Shore and Geordie Shore.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: wasaka

Not exactly the zombie apocalypse, but...


...a newly found algae virus appears to be negatively impacting the cognitive abilities of at least those living in cities on the ocean. //snip// A follow-up study of 92 healthy people found that 43% of them had the virus, and that was associated with a reduction in cognitive functioning by approximately 10%.

The virus, called ATCV-1, which first showed up assays of human brain tissue several years ago, was initially assumed to have entered the tissue after the death of the patients. This post-mortem hypothesis was quickly defeated when the virus started showing up in the throats of people with psychiatric diseases. //snip// More follow-up studies are going to be needed before we can really characterize exactly how this virus infects and affects humans.



This story (and website) smells like bs, but if true, it would explain a lot =)

realitieswatch.com...



It's true. A quick-and-simple, cognitively undemanding search confirms it. Check out the NIH Research Matters page.





F for nice find.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn


Considering the Ying and Yang effect


Sort of on topic based on a "virus that makes you stupid," but that made me think of Silicon Valley...maybe the lawyer had that virus!

www.trailercodes.com...

That part I'm referring to is about 39 seconds in.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Forty percent? Now how does that account to the screwed up perception of eighty percent of "normal" people here in the US. I think it is passed out in College and in Highschool.


I work with the public. Some of the dumbest people I deal with are 40+. It's because they believe they have nothing left to learn. Young people today aren't dumb, the older generations just don't get them.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: wasaka

Poor humans are always the victims...! When its not a parasite that make them stupid, depressed and irritable, its archons and so on. Please keep finding more gems like this one, these dumb excuses are always funny. Fortunaly karma sees right through all this bull.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: wasaka
Yeah yeah very funny. I'm pretty sure that April's fools played after midday reflect on the prankster.....that's you OP. The original article was posted just in time for April 1st readers.......



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 12:23 PM
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This makes sense.

Let's hope it's a virus causing this and not the human brain itself.

Someone on ATS should buy an island were we can all live. I'm tired of living around stupid people


Also, if you wanna see stupid, go to a high school in the city I live in. #ing 10th graders struggling with 7th grade math *facepalm*



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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Hi, virus. . . no-fans!

If you REALLY want to _see/know/figure out_ what % of persons are quite stupid,
see the first 10 or 15 places in the TV shows rating ! ! !

THAT will make you say again ## that explains a lot ## !! B-)

Blue skies.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 01:12 PM
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originally posted by: wasaka


The virus, called ATCV-1


Are they sure about that virus? I thought it was: 2>TV, guess I got it wrong.

S&F on thread. I've been wondering what's wrong with some people who seem so dumb at times...... but are considered intelligent, at least by their parents. Do drugs or alcohol influence the effect of this virus? Just wondering.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: Shakawkaw

originally posted by: rickymouse
Forty percent? Now how does that account to the screwed up perception of eighty percent of "normal" people here in the US. I think it is passed out in College and in Highschool.


I work with the public. Some of the dumbest people I deal with are 40+. It's because they believe they have nothing left to learn. Young people today aren't dumb, the older generations just don't get them.


I worked in the healthcare industry for about 40 years. This allowed me the opportunity to work with the mentally impaired, on occasion, both young and old. People cruelly call them many awful names and it was painful to watch, listen to, and even more painful, to try to rebuild their sense of worth after they had been buried and bulldozed into the ground.

Of the many things that I learn from those that many classified as stupid, was the incredible way our minds actually work.

Our minds are constantly trying to process all the data it is receiving. Sights, sounds, taste, smell, tactile inputs, all on many levels are being received. Many that we are not even consciously aware of, yet our brains sift through it all and lands on the spot that makes the mosy logical sense to each of us. We accept it as correct and as long as everyone else is in agreement, all is well.

The next time you see or hear someone do or say something stupid, step back for a second and analyze it with a very critical eye. You may be amazed at how it suddenly makes complete sense when viewed from another angle.

I found myself having to be very careful before declaring that something was wrong when dealing with my special clients. Way too often they had to school and correct me because I failed to see the tiny bits of extraneous data, that when taken into consideration, completely changed the image on the tapestry.

It was often hilarious when I would suddenly see what they had seen all along, showing that most of the time it is not a matter of stupidity, it was a matter of perception.

We have become so impatient and selfish that we have become blind to the shades of gray, and process everything in black or white.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Shakawkaw

The more you learn the more you need to learn to properly apply the knowledge.

Some of the best knowledge I received was from some of what society considers the dumbest people. Remember, you can also learn from people who do things wrong. You watch them make the mistake and learn not to make that mistake.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 02:22 PM
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Actually, some gut microbes can create chemicals that make us think better while others can make us think worse. They can form neurochemicals out of the food we eat which we can absorb. They have a direct link to our ability to think and comprehend. If we did not have these microbes, we might have to consume these brain chemicals in a pure form.

What is alcohol, it is a chemical formed by a yeast. Do we have yeast in our guts? What happens if we get too much of the alcohol, we get a little buzz from it which our body does eventually denature by using the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase.



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