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However, the flu virus did develop resistance. How? Well it turns out that there are 2 other mutations that a flu virus can have which by themselves are benign, I'm not sure if they would be defined as junk DNA, but they didn't do anything. However, if a virus had those to mutations, they could then develop a mutation to resist tamiflu, and not be crippled.
Oh, and no, that wouldn't be junk DNA. It's hard enough packing DNA into a bacterium, let alone a tiny viral capsid, so viruses are under very strong pressure to eliminate any RNA/DNA they're not actually going to use. Looking at the paper, they don't seem to know what exactly the suppressor mutants are doing - they're arguing they modify protein folding slightly - but they're definitely part of the protein.

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Problem is that I have no problem with any of this. I have a problem with the thought that one species could become another. That a bat could become a mouse. (Or the other way around, I don't actually know what it said to be)



If you add up lots of small numbers, you get big ones. And, if over time, you get lots of little changes, they add up to big ones.

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I hope we all understand that you only have to change, like, 3-5% of the DNA to get from ANY GIVEN MAMMAL to any other given mammal. Seriously. These are tiny goddamn changes all up in this hizzouse.
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The fact that a single religion isn't shared among Earth's entire population does seem a bit suspicious to me. Most of them seem equally credible, and I'm inclined to just wait until I die, and then see what happens to my soul.

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Your signature suggests that you’ve chosen a belief system. :)

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Aaaahhh, the legendary forumkiller question.

Frankly, I prefer when people believe in God.
When people stop believing in God, is when the Demons take the reign. Whether God exists or not, is irrelevant. What is more important is to have some sort of moral backbone in your body. And it's better to have one based on some sort of wisdom that was built upon generations and generations, whether it's buddhism, judaism, christianity, paganry, or islam. when you have a belief in yourself and faith - you have optimism and the drive to do some good in this world. Atheists only produced people like Mao Zedong, Stalin, Hitler, Lenin and so on, so I don't trust atheists (sorry, but no). And very often atheism leads to cult of personality, it's like people need a substitute for a god.

And science is a religion upon itself, have you heard of scientology? And that's fine, as long as you have faith, you will amount to anything, because it's one thing to be a human based on what you know, it's another to excel with looking up for the things you don't know, but only have a gut feeling that they might be true. That requires something else. Faith in general is a good thing. And it doesn't have to be true, nor real, because even if it's not real, you can make it reality.

Belief in God is good, because it forces you to take a moral stand and an allegiance. Unfortunately, most people think that if they pray, then it's enough. Or that if they forbid something or censor something, that it will disappear. They completely miss the point. Morality requires empathy, and a lot of people forget that. Most of people who want to censor things, whether they are liberal, or christian (over the decades these two became synonymous) are wrong and are based on egocentrism. You can't censor reality - you have to deal with that. You have to deal with the worst of the worst in order to mold it into the best of the best. You can't just close your eyes and pretend it doesn't exist. But that's what faith means - to see, to hear, to listen. The belief is a desire for something bigger, better, more meaningful and grander than yourself. And to grow as a person. You might not find the answers, but the process of searching is important enough

I myself am boring catholic, if you're curious, alas, it's not that simple, because I disagree with a lot of things in regards to everything in this world. I stopped understanding this world, and frankly, I don't want to understand it at all.

Oh, I would forgot the most important part

We are capable of judging right from wrong. We know exactly when we are doing wrong. We can fool others, but we can't fool ourselves and our conscience. But we keep justifying it. We know that we are doing it wrong, when we do, it's just that we try to paint ourselves as good guys, even when we know that we did wrong. Probably that's why I would say "listen to your heart"


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I am locking this thread for the obvious reasons.

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