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Evolution of viruses

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:24 pm
by orwell1984
I am interested in any recommendations of materials pertaining to evolution of viruses. When did first viruses appear? Obviously there would not be any fossil record but perhaps there are signs of organisms killed by viruses.

Thanks

Re: Evolution of viruses

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:57 pm
by soundplastik
Hi,
Here read this article. It might help you find when virus came first. 

https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/what ... or-viruses

Evolution of viruses

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:17 pm
by Franktothe
This is fascinating. So, if I wanted to state this in simple terms, could it be said that a virus in a way jumpstarted or fast-forward evolution. Could it be that we both evolved from adapted behavior and shaped by ancient viruses? It makes me wonder if there is a vein of truth within the pseudoscience of the paranormal. Several days ago a friend was telling me that hed watched a video about "alien entities" that have visited Earth and played around with our DNA. It seemed far out-- at the time--hmmmmm.... thanks for the link.