posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 04:31 AM
I think this viral aspect is what gave humanity is ultimate and continuing ability to adapt. To evolve. Our synapses, our bodies, our bones. All are
adapted for the environment in which we live. We are sculpted to fit our surroundings, and survive them.
Low landers tend to be taller, and thinner. Peoples from high places , like mountainous regions tend to be shorter and stockier, allowing for larger
lungs to strip every available bit of air from the thinner atmosphere and a lower centre of gravity, increasing balance which is important for life
I think that without that viral aspect, we might not be so supremely adaptable, or at least, our adaptations might not be as affective as they
obviously are. Remember, there is almost no where on earth, save for the oceans, where man cannot survive. There are peoples living in the deserts,
and at the poles of the earth. We thrive almost anywhere we go because of our ability to adapt to not only the terrain we originate from, but our
ability to learn. Our minds evolve very quickly when faced with new and unfamiliar challenges, urged on by the primal instinct for survival. When a
man is stuck on a desert island, or lost in the jungle for months or years, he may loose the ability to talk for a time. But he will gain the capacity
for hearing the ebb and flow of the world around him, his mind will adapt to the environs, making him more aware of potential food sources, places
where water may be found, and after a time getting used to avoiding predators and so forth. There have been many cases of man left in strange
circumstances, and adapting to them. Perhaps the most viral part of our being , is the mind.Also , do not forget that when you get a cold and you have
a fully functional immune system, that system learns just as much about the virus that is attacking you, as it learns about your bodies defenses
against it! You could say that our immune systems are virus like in some ways. They change just as much as viruses do. They have to , otherwise we
wouldnt be here at all !