Re: Viruses

From: Loree Thomas (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 12:21:34 MST

david gobel wrote:
> Joe Dees
> Thank you so much for a real answer...
> Mitochondria and chloroplasts are suspected of having once been
> biotic parasites; today's virulence may bud and bloom into
> tomorrows symbience.

Hmm.. it's difficult to worry about what *may* occur in the course of
"natural" evolution when we have (or will soon have) the means to
consciously direct evolution.

If we do eradicate every virus, and it later turns out we need a few of
them to solve a particular problem, wouldn't we just create them?

Loree Thomas

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