posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 12:10 PM
reply to post by JacKatMtn
Wow, for such a short article it sure is full of baloney, imo. Here are just a few that stood out to me:
Two scientific research teams have modified influenza strains to create mutant avian influenza viruses that can be transmitted efficiently between
mammals. In one case, the virus remained highly pathogenic
Bold emphasis mine, because at the end of the article it then states:
In it, he explains in more detail why they have recommended redaction for the paper in press at Nature even though the modified H5N1 virus that
it describes is not highly pathogenic.
Again, bold emphasis mine.... so which is it? Or are they talking about 2 different things and I missed it??
Natural mutation of viruses is normal, it happens, it's how they survive. There is nothing really that we can do about that other than to react to
minimize the outbreak. However, why do they feel the need to force the mutation in the name of 'science' only to get nervous about the monster they
created? Just because we have ability to do so, does not always mean we should. Sometimes it's best to just leave well enough alone.