Destiny

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Post by eric_marsh » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:53 pm

The viruses are not intelligent but they do contain algorithms. Upon detecting certain proteins they link into a cell's DNA and begin reprogramming that species' development.

To manipulate a genome for their purpose takes many millennia, but the viruses don't care. They have no sense of time. Their internal instructions guide the target species to become more intelligent.

Viral directed evolution created the species named Homo Sapient. We conquered our world and then we learned to travel through space. It's when humanity colonized another star system that we finally achieved the biological destiny created for us by our viral masters.
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Re: Destiny

Post by strawman » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:25 pm

The Purpose-Driven Life by Algae Rythmn
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:26 pm

Ha! We were designed! :)
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Re: Destiny

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:27 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:Ha! We were designed! :)
So, you're saying the God is the common cold? Thank goodness they never found a cure for it. :D

Which gets to idea that God went "Poof" and it all appeared at once (or in 7 days) AND pure random action of natural selection may both be inaccurate, but that evolution, in fact, has a teleological component. That it's a creative tool, if you will.
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Post by eric_marsh » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:56 pm

Oh, I understand that there may be theological implications but it's just a story after all. I'm kind of thinking of the viruses as self replicating Turing machines. The idea of something mindless creating intelligence to facilitate it's propagation strikes me as amusing.
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