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This is not ‘microevolution,’ you know, it’s not an existing species of flu virus that adapted from swine to humans; it mutated and has evolved so that it can be transmitted from human to human. This would be the ‘macroevolution’ that creationists claim is not possible, so are they denying the swine flu or something irrational like that?

20 comments:

Linda Marcus said...

It does raise serious questions about where this brand new, never before seen virus came from, especially since it cannot be contracted from eating pork products, and has never before been seen in pigs, and contains traits from the bird flu and which so far only seems to respond to Tamiflu.
According to the Associated Press at least one financial analyst estimates up to $388 million worth of Tamiflu sales in the near future. That's without a pandemic outbreak.
More than half a dozen pharmaceutical companies, including Gilead Sciences Inc., Roche, GlaxoSmithKline and other companies with a stake in flu treatments and detection, have seen a rise in their shares in a matter of days, and will likely see revenue boosts if the swine flu outbreak continues to spread.
In February 2009, American pharmaceutical company Baxter was under investigation for distributing the deadly avian flu virus to 18 different countries as part of a seasonal flu vaccine shipment. Czech reporters were probing to see if it may have been part of a deliberate attempt to start a pandemic; as such a "mistake" would be virtually impossible under the security protocols of that virus.
The contaminated product, a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses and unlabelled H5N1 viruses, was supplied to an Austrian research company. The Austrian firm, Avir Green Hills Biotechnology, then sent portions of it to sub-contractors in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany.
The contaminated product, which Baxter calls “experimental virus material,” was made at the Orth-Donau research facility. Baxter makes its flu vaccine, including a human H5N1 vaccine (for which a licence is expected shortly) at a facility in the Czech Republic. People familiar with biosecurity rules are dismayed by evidence that human H3N2 and avian H5N1 viruses somehow co-mingled in the Orth-Donau facility. That is a dangerous practice that should not be allowed to happen, a number of experts insisted.
While H5N1 doesn’t easily infect people, H3N2 viruses do. If someone exposed to a mixture of the two had been simultaneously infected with both strains, he or she could have served as an incubator for a hybrid virus able to transmit easily to and among people. That mixing process, called “reassortment”, is one of two ways pandemic viruses are created in the lab.
Reassortment is the mixing of the genetic material of two similar viruses that are infecting the same cell. In particular, reassortment occurs among influenza viruses, whose genomes consist of eight distinct segments of RNA. These segments act like mini-chromosomes, and each time a flu virus is assembled, it requires one copy of each segment.
The H5N1 virus on its own is not very airborne. However, when combined with seasonal flu viruses, which are more easily spread, the effect could be a potent, airborne, deadly, biological weapon. If this batch of live bird flu and seasonal flu viruses had reached the public, it could have resulted in terrible consequences. Some scientists say the most recent global outbreak (the 1977 Russian flu) was started by a virus created and leaked from a laboratory.
A top scientist for the United Nations, who has examined the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, as well as HIV/AIDS victims, has concluded that the current swine flu virus possesses certain transmission "vectors" that suggest the new strain has been genetically-manufactured. The UN expert believes that Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and the current A-H1N1 swine flu virus are biological warfare agents.
Another example of the less sterling integrity of Big Pharma is the case of Bayer, who sold millions of dollars worth of an injectable blood-clotting medicine to Asian, Latin American, and some European countries in the mid-1980s, even though they knew it was tainted with the AIDS virus.

Jacobo said...

The mutated swine-flu virus suddenly appears in Mexico !
It was a Bio terrorist attack!
it comes from cuba!
Who is sponsoring all those clandestine laboratories in Cuba with bio-warfare programs?
Many evidences lead to Cuba! The mutated virus was brought from Cuba by some communist terrorists who want to destabilize Mexico's economy.
The terrorists delivered the virus in a Mexican pig farm.
The virus was mutated in Cuba's clandestine warfare research programs laboratories sponsored by narco-terrorists in Florida.

Tony said...

Viruses mutate all the time. This virus is a mix of other viruses, there is no part of it that was created from thin air. Now if non-living matter becomes living, I'll be impressed.
also if you are an atheist (sure there is no god, without doubt) then by your own logic you are a retard, as you are applying the same blind faith the religious do.

space monkey said...

Flu viruses ALWAYS have mutated. Cold viruses, too. That is why we can catch them over and over... nothing new.
And PIGS... the real reason God said stay away from them is not because of "it will be spiritual" but pigs have always been a vector for viruses that we readily can share with them. And IN the pigs- the viruses can mutate from one we can't get to one that we can.
It's nothing new. That 1918 killer flu was a swine one, too.

Ishtar said...

It's still a flu virus, so it's the same "kind". And it was one of the germs that was in the animals on the ark, so it's been around since creation but it never infected that anyone would notice before. And it's been noticed now because god wanted it to be a punishment on the U.S. for gay marriage so he infected a good Catholic country with it.
And if you believe all that, I have a bridge you might be interested in.

arewethe said...

Tsk tsk, you are exaggerating ... it did not evolve, it mutated.
It is a mutated form of the flu, it's not a new "species".
The macro evolution the creationists speak of is when the flu virus turns into a frog. Now THAT would be something lol

Darwin's Cat said...

From some of the answers and questions I have seen them post they think it is god punishing people for sins and all sorts of crazy stuff. Really these people should spend less time reading the bible and more time watching Moral Oral.

Anonymous said...

The virus is pig,human and bird,it is a mutation with a 99% chance it was created in a lab.

Liberalo said...

Probably saying that it is "Microevolution" or saying its not Evolution but "bacterial adaptation"

billthak said...

It's a punishment for homosexuality, fornication, and giving equal rights to non-Christians.

Thomas H said...

Flu virus mutates. Still just a flu virus. Create something new.

sarahlee said...

I have to question that because it is a combination of swine, bird and supposedly human and I suspect foul play

Daniel {Soldier of Christ} said...

I feel sorry for you atheist woman

marrieda said...

whatever you want to call it, and however it was formed, no one is denying it.. but it doesn't prove that God doesn't exist either :/

Bad Liberal said...

All they know is, they don't need a flu shot because they had one in '98.

~Smirk~ Resurrected said...

Nuh-uh! It's still micro cause germs are small!

i love you more than God! said...

wouldn't it be ironic if one of them caught it?

tj said...

New species are found quite often,we haven't found them all yet.
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dwww said...

they would say an intelligent being created it :)

who cares said...

I wonder if you know how ignorant you are.
Doubtful.....

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