posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:59 AM
reply to post by soficrow
There's absolutely no reason for you to be so rude and condescending in your replies, Soficrow. I'm trying to have a scholarly discussion with you,
so your statements implying you are "hand-holding" me through virology come off as cheap and desperate.
That being said, I think you're missing the forest for the trees. You're taking statements from some of your sources and applying them out of
context. For example, when the state that the virus likely has up to four originations, at no point do they state that any of these are outside Asia.
In the phylogenetic tree of H7N9, there are dozens of very, very closely related viruses all within eastern China alone.
And of course the viruses are more closely related than chimps and humans. They are different strains of the same organism (though, arguably, viruses
aren't truly 'organisms'). Chimps and humans are completely different species that branched off from each other millenia ago.
Also, what evidence do you have that factory farms play any role in this particular virus at all? All you've shown so far is...well, nothing. You
just keep making veiled references, stating that "of course no one reports on it" or "of course they don't want to tell you"...but you have no
science to support your claim. Put up, or shut up, as they say.