Monthly Archives: March 2016

Darwin’s Surprise

It had never occurred to me before that viruses could become extinct which brought on greater surprise when Heidmann and other scientists were able to “resurrect” them. The text made it seem like a colloquial thought: assuming that one could … Continue reading

Posted in AP Biology, Evolution, Viruses | 1 Comment

#TheReturn

JSKOL; Darwin’s Surprise Response Blog Post (One-Day Extension Pass) Q: What did you find most surprising about the article? Explain. A: I found it most interesting that not only were these viruses found as fragments in our DNA, but that … Continue reading

Posted in AP Biology, Evolution, Viruses | Leave a comment

“Darwin’s Surprise” was full of surprises

It took me a while to process what I read in Darwin’s Surprise, mainly because I was in awe every couple sentences. I remember reading a particular phrase that really blew my mind; “using widely available information and DNA they bought … Continue reading

Posted in AP Biology, Evolution, Viruses | 4 Comments

What PRIZE does Darwin get for the theory of evolution? A SURprise!

In reading “Darwin’s Surprise,” I was introduced to many different ideas and proposals that have stemmed from virology and various types of viruses. I think what lends most to the title of “Darwin’s Surprise” is the concept of endogenous viruses; … Continue reading

Posted in AP Biology, Evolution, Viruses | 1 Comment

Michelle’s Surprise!

If Darwin were to read this article, he would find it very surprising that humans didn’t evolve from a common ancestor solely based on evolution, but also due to viruses that have shaped our DNA and made us very different … Continue reading

Posted in AP Biology, Evolution, Viruses | 4 Comments

Viruses are fun

This article is titled “Darwin’s Surprise” because he was the main guy who proved evolution by the means of natural selection, and this article talks about the discovery of viruses and how they can insert their genes into our genome … Continue reading

Posted in AP Biology, Evolution, Viruses | 3 Comments

Darwin’s Surprise

Specter’s article was interesting because he challenged the negative connotations of the word virus. I was really surprised that viruses have actually been responsible for much of human evolution. The quote in the last line, “‘Viruses may well be the … Continue reading

Posted in AP Biology, Evolution, Viruses | 2 Comments