Scientists claim to have discovered the genetic mutations necessary for an avian virus to evolve into a virulent human virus.
“There are big differences between the virus first found in 1997 and the virus we see now,” says Yoshihiro Kawaoka, who believes that avian flu is evolving into a strain of virus that could potentially spread between humans.
However, Kawaoka’s results are founded on a still unproven theory: Darwin’s theory of evolution. Various other theories exist to explain the changes seen in this virus. A competing theory, intelligent design, holds that the avian flu’s transition towards human pathogen has occured with deliberate intent by an intelligent entity.
No entity has yet claimed responsibility for this seemingly deliberate transformation, but representatives from the CDC have promised that if found, he or she will be brought to justice for creating such a deadly and destructive agent.
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