Anonymous Coward #conspiracy

About 14 years ago I made a personal study of virology and its history. I read a great many peer reviewed papers going all the way back to its origins in the 19th century. From my readings I concluded that the field of virology is mainstream pseudoscience used for many dishonest ends. The original purpose of virology appears to have been an effort to make the tobacco mosaic disease look like it was an infectious disease cause by a microbe, when in reality it is a toxicological disease caused by pesticides.

This initial effort was wildly successful and put the field of virology on the wrong path from the start. It has greatly harmed the world’s understand of biochemistry and microbiology by misrepresenting endogenous cellular particles as infectious organisms.

From my readings I came to the following conclusions:

1. Viruses are not infectious organisms. They do not replicate and they are not alive.

2. Viruses are endogenous cellular particles involved in regulating cellular behavior and transporting molecules around, including the transport of nucleic acids. They are often manufactured in one cell and sent to others.

3. Viruses cause disease when they are overproduced, often greatly, by the cells of an organism. They can also cause disease if they are produced at the wrong time in an organism’s life cycle.

4. Virological diseases are not infectious diseases. They are special class of toxicological diseases, nutrient deficiency diseases, and certain other biological stressor diseases.

5. Viruses do not pass from one organism to another in amounts significant to cause disease under real world conditions. Virus transmission is a laboratory artifact caused by producing and extracting viruses in large amounts and then introducing them into organisms in massive doses using methods that bear no resemblance to real world situations. I have found no evidence in the entire history of virology demonstrating natural, real world, transmission of virological disease.

6. The nucleic acid molecules found in viral particles do not directly correlate to the cells DNA because they are produced by extensive post transcriptional editing. Particles transporting nucleic acids transcribed in the normal way, that involves less post transcriptional editing, are not classified as viruses. They are acknowledged as endogenous particles. Interestingly they are sometimes called “virus like particles”. This shows that virologist are well aware that viruses look like, behave, and form in a cell in a way that is very similar to what they acknowledge are endogenous particles.



So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!

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