Category Archives: Evolution

Cost Of Enhancement

Evolution is a natural part of perpetuating a species, unfortunately humans have taken it upon themselves to speed up the natural evolution process, advancing the species through the use of technology. Juan Enriquez’s TED Talk “What Will Humans Look Like … Continue reading

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The Attack of The Retrovirus

For centuries the virus has plagued human existence, quit literally. The mere hearing of the word virus had people conjuring up thoughts of hazmat suits and quarantine. Maybe it brought up images of scenes from movies like Contagion or outbreak … Continue reading

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More Virus Than Human

In popular culture, scientific inventions seem to get all the hype, but scientific discoveries are arguably far more edge-of-your-seat. Discovering a phenomenon that makes the world work, that occurs in real-time, and explains how we came to be, beats out … Continue reading

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Paleovirology: Befriending Humanity’s Most Persistent Enemy

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”  -Dalai Lama I almost got up to wash my hands when I reached the description of the Institut Gustave Roussy’s “museum of genetic catastrophe”: vials and beakers of age-old … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Surprise

I think that from this article, Darwin would find it most interesting that we as humans have been impacted by viruses genetically because in his time, he did not have that working understanding of genetics.  Even with his far-sighted research … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Surprise

If you were to approach a random pedestrian and inform him that viruses have played a major role in shaping him into the person he is today, you would most likely be scoffed at and labeled insane. That is because … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Surprise – Response

This article is almost too far out to be titled “Darwin’s Surprise”  – Darwin didn’t know what our genetic material is, let alone that viruses exist or how they affect our genome. That being said, it is probably titled as … Continue reading

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