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29-07-2020, 08:01 AM
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Messing about with Nature.

Hi

This sparked my interest.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53575103

Scientists are also thawing out organisms from the permafrost which have been dormant for millennia and we are encroaching so fast on rainforest etc and coming across new species every year.

We have had Ebola, Dars and now Covid 19 crossing into himans.

I think we need to be a lot more careful in what we are doing.

Messing about with ancient bacteria, viruses etc should only be done in Level 4 Laboratories, which means building more of them in remote areas.

Just a personal view.
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29-07-2020, 08:56 AM
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Re: Messing about with Nature.

Sometimes scientists need to consider what they are doing. Once the genie is out of the bottle, out of contol and unpredictable...
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29-07-2020, 05:40 PM
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Re: Messing about with Nature.

Originally Posted by swimfeeders ->
Hi

This sparked my interest.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53575103

Scientists are also thawing out organisms from the permafrost which have been dormant for millennia and we are encroaching so fast on rainforest etc and coming across new species every year.

We have had Ebola, Dars and now Covid 19 crossing into himans.

I think we need to be a lot more careful in what we are doing.

Messing about with ancient bacteria, viruses etc should only be done in Level 4 Laboratories, which means building more of them in remote areas.

Just a personal view.
Swimmy probably no need to worry?
The permafrost is going to thaw out anyway naturally, no matter what
we do in laboratories or elsewhere?
The real danger will come from the greenhouse gasses released!!

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29-07-2020, 05:45 PM
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Re: Messing about with Nature.

This sort of thing seems more likely to have caused Covid rather than the 'Me and the Mrs went out for a Bat curry and had a bad one' theory which we are told.
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29-07-2020, 08:27 PM
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Re: Messing about with Nature.

Originally Posted by Longdogs ->
This sort of thing seems more likely to have caused Covid rather than the 'Me and the Mrs went out for a Bat curry and had a bad one' theory which we are told.
Yes l agree LD, but that was he earliest theory about where the
virus came from?
The bats etc came later!

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31-07-2020, 11:05 PM
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Re: Messing about with Nature.

You don't think these could form the next generation of antibiotics or such Swim?
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