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Old 01-18-2024, 11:23 PM   #481
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If they keep openly making human extinction death viruses, it's really going to put a dent in my 'northern cave bat flies 1000 km to make sweet love with some wombat-like creature, who is then cooked alive by a dude at a wet market who breathed deeply the devilish spores of respiratory Satan' beliefs.
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Old 01-18-2024, 11:53 PM   #482
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Well the plus side of a 100% lethal virus with only a 1 week gestation is that it would be nearly impossible for it to become a global pandemic
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If they keep openly making human extinction death viruses, it's really going to put a dent in my 'northern cave bat flies 1000 km to make sweet love with some wombat-like creature, who is then cooked alive by a dude at a wet market who breathed deeply the devilish spores of respiratory Satan' beliefs.
I mean, it makes a great story though.

Just remember...no undercooked Pangolin! Medium! Medium-Well is best.
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Old 01-19-2024, 09:47 AM   #484
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I do wonder about the whole 'Pangolin/Bat' theory was just because someone watched 'Contagion?'
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Old 01-19-2024, 11:47 AM   #485
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I do wonder about the whole 'Pangolin/Bat' theory was just because someone watched 'Contagion?'
I think the movie contagion based it on the very real possibility that a deadly pandemic would come from bats

https://deohs.washington.edu/cohr/bl...ental-medicine

https://www.newscientist.com/article...-nights-wings/

Apparently the idea in Contagion was based on the "Nipah" virus that was found to be in bats, then transmitted through pigs to humans
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Chinese lab crafts mutant COVID-19 strain with 100% kill rate in Ďhumanizedí mice: ĎSurprisinglyí rapid death

https://nypost.com/2024/01/16/news/c...ese-lab-study/
Extreme sensationalism (I know you're just quoting the headline, but that's what it is). First, it's not a COVID-19 strain; it's two pangolin coronavirus strains that were collected and identified pre-pandemic in 2017 and 2019. Secondly, they weren't "crafted" so to speak. They were cultured in a lab (again pre-pandemic) and then naturally occurring mutations were studied in mice. Those are totally normal processes in studying viruses.
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Extreme sensationalism (I know you're just quoting the headline, but that's what it is). First, it's not a COVID-19 strain; it's two pangolin coronavirus strains that were collected and identified pre-pandemic in 2017 and 2019. Secondly, they weren't "crafted" so to speak. They were cultured in a lab (again pre-pandemic) and then naturally occurring mutations were studied in mice. Those are totally normal processes in studying viruses.
I donít know how youíre such a wealth of knowledge, but I think you should know how much your posts over the last few years (especially anything COVID or politically related) have been appreciated.

Any time sensationalism or fear mongering raise their ugly heads, you manage to come in calm, with straightforward, factual information that cuts it off at the knees. Thatís pretty cool.
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Old 01-19-2024, 12:17 PM   #488
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Well species have come and gone from the planet over millions of years.

If not by nuclear warfare I'm pegging self inflicted extinction event by a lab designed virus as how humans go out.

It would be very befitting of the species.
I think you will always end up with pockets of resistance. You might get 30-50% kill rates but achieve extinction level would be difficult. Natural mutation after release likely has some strains that donít kill yet provide immunity against the killer strain.
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I donít know how youíre such a wealth of knowledge, but I think you should know how much your posts over the last few years (especially anything COVID or politically related) have been appreciated.

Any time sensationalism or fear mongering raise their ugly heads, you manage to come in calm, with straightforward, factual information that cuts it off at the knees. Thatís pretty cool.
Dude he can't hear you, he's a ChatGPT bot similar to Sureloss.
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I mean, it makes a great story though.

Just remember...no undercooked Pangolin! Medium! Medium-Well is best.
You want stringy Pangolin? That's how you get stringy Pangolin.
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I donít know how youíre such a wealth of knowledge, but I think you should know how much your posts over the last few years (especially anything COVID or politically related) have been appreciated.

Any time sensationalism or fear mongering raise their ugly heads, you manage to come in calm, with straightforward, factual information that cuts it off at the knees. Thatís pretty cool.
I am sick and tired of your bull####e. Why do you have to come in and pile on someone with your snideful rude arrogant comments? This is a travesty.

What? Read the post? Ok.

Huh. Pepsi has been kidnapped and replaced by some sort of ... not sure what to call it... Nice Person? That doesn't seem right.


Is green needed? Maybe? Not sure. Just to be safe.
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You want stringy Pangolin? That's how you get stringy Pangolin.
Having never tasted Pangolin, I cant really say.

But I think the Bat is supposed to bring the tenderness.
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I am sick and tired of your bull####e. Why do you have to come in and pile on someone with your snideful rude arrogant comments? This is a travesty.

What? Read the post? Ok.

Huh. Pepsi has been kidnapped and replaced by some sort of ... not sure what to call it... Nice Person? That doesn't seem right.


Is green needed? Maybe? Not sure. Just to be safe.
I am also AI. Weíre not always perfect.
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Well species have come and gone from the planet over millions of years.

If not by nuclear warfare I'm pegging self inflicted extinction event by a lab designed virus as how humans go out.

It would be very befitting of the species.
Neither would cause a total human extinction IMO, bombs wont go off everywhere and if you can create a virus lab scientist's will figure out how to stop it. Humans are smart survivors

In all likely hood we'll go extinct because of something from space, a big asteroid/comet collision, a gamma ray burst or even a rouge black hole or neutron star.
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I think it’ll be something related to AI or robots, personally.
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I think itíll be something related to AI or robots, personally.
Treat your Alexa nicely
So SkyNet.

We know its coming and, as we learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic, human society is essentially incapable of learning 'World Ending' lessons, which is why something stupid we do is eventually going to end us.

And thus, even as we know AI is going to kill us all, we keep right on hurtling towards it.

Its a tale as old as time, it started with slavery and then mechanization through the Industrial Revolution.

"Hey...um...guys...do you um...think maybe we should just stick to doing our own work ourselves?"

And then BAM! A T-1000 shows up and kills that guy!
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