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Viruses adapt to their ever changing surrounding environment. O.k. But how does this show us evolution? They are still viruses.

These changes can be explained simply by pointing out that this adaptability is  “built in” to the DNA. Still no explanations are ever given for evolution as fact, just the assumption that it’s obvious to the discerning observer.

Or do we mean believer?

Skeptic » Lectures » past-lectures

H1N1 — The Evolution of a Deadly Virus
What Diseases Tell Us About Evolution

Carl Zimmer, an award-winning science writer for the New York Times, Discover magazine, Scientific American, and others takes readers on a frightening tour of the H1N1 flu virus, how it evolved, and what deadly diseases tell us about how evolution works. Reviewing the history of influenza going back over a century, including a complete analysis of the 1918 influenza outbreak that killed tens of millions of people around the world, Zimmer includes remarkable graphics demonstrating exactly what happens from the moment a virus enters a body to the death of its human host. Along the way Zimmer reveals how vital evolution is to all branches of modern biology — from the fight against deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the analysis of the human genome.


Written by mrcauser

December 9, 2009 at 9:07 pm

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