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It seems nowhere in Primatology or Anthropology we find the missing link to Human Evolution, Yet Virus Evolution can be witnessed frequently,
originally posted by: Kharron
My biology is a bit rusty, but a virus is not alive is it? I don't think life can evolve from something that is not life.
One of the prerequisites of life is the ability to procreate. Viruses cannot procreate on their own; they use living cells to reprogram the dna/rna and have the cells themselves create new copies.
However, if I get your drift, a virus could have been the cause of a mutation that led to a species evolving because if it. That's possible and probable.
originally posted by: SPECULUM
It seems nowhere in Primatology or Anthropology we find the missing link to Human Evolution, Yet Virus Evolution can be witnessed frequently, if not daily in Science. Then you have Insect species that infect other insect species with Viruses that changes their genome, like the Parasitic Wasp www.livescience.com...
Could it be fair to say that knowing viruses have the ability to intelligently alter Dna in other Species and themselves Evolve, the most probable missing link to human evolution from Apes, was actually caused by a virus contracted by an Ape Species through an insect bite that carried a DNA Altering Virus?
Personally i believe all life was generated through virus procreation initially, and that's where the beginning of evolution began and continues
Whats your take on it? Something to look into anyway. I'll write my PHD on it..Lol
Well, this is where that thought is most likely incorrect, as Science begins to more understand the roll that viruses play on all Life
originally posted by: Parthin96
We can see the mid-point between apes and the hominids in the fossil of Lucy. Virus particles do not change one species into another.
a reply to: SPECULUM
originally posted by: Agartha
a reply to: SPECULUM
I wouldn't say 'intelligently' but scientists agree that viruses have had a role in our evolution by inserting their own DNA into our ancestors for hundreds of millions of years. They now comprise (aprox.) 8% of our DNA.
What's fascinating is that in some cases we have 'sequestered' a viral gene to help us: Syncytin (a protein made by one of those captured genes) originally allowed viruses to fuse host cells together to spread from one cell to another. Now we use it to allow babies to fuse to their mothers. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
Evolution at its best.
originally posted by: Belcastro
how did people give birth before the virus DNA was apart of us if thats whats responsible for mothers and children to be attached in the womb?