“what originally started as a viral gene designed to produce proteins that would fuse the host’s cells together, thereby allowing the virus to spread with greater ease”
“Scientists have found that viruses have been invading and shaping what would ultimately become the human genome for millions of years. Most of these viruses altered the genetic code by invading sperm or eggs. Once inside these cells, the viruses target the DNA and integrate their own viral DNA into the host’s DNA. If the sperm or egg goes on to produce a viable organism, the viral gene can be inherited from one generation to the next.”
? I have CRISPR. A means of genetically manipulating organisms; that was created by nature, and which we simply hijack for our own purposes.
tDNA, or “transfer DNA”, is what makes it possible.
Nature-built mechanisms, to further evolution along.
You pretty much can’t deny it anymore Ken, time to come over to a better understanding:
And again, we come back to this.
Lizard developing new organs to digest plants.
We observed this happening, it took about 30 years. Just because you don’t understand how, doesn’t deny that it happened, because again, observed.
We know it’s over 4 Billion, due to the radioactivity of Uranium.
It’s pretty clear we have this down to a science, because this is also what allows to predict how much Uranium we’ll find in a given deposit.
The Earth could still be older, and that’s simply a matter of finding something even older that’s been sitting around. But at it’s at least over 4 Billion, as indicated by fragments of the Canyon Diablo iron meteorite.
… oh, and the oldest human-made structures are 12,000 years old. Just FYI.