An ancient virus and human consciousnes

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An ancient virus and human consciousnes

Postby MagsJ » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:16 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2NwYJJuYGE Not an implausible cause for consciousnes, but could it be a possible one?

Memories can pass between generations through DNA, which would explain inherent qualities in some, but not all experience this biological phenomena.
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Re: An ancient virus and human consciousnes

Postby MagsJ » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:11 am

Daily Mail:
Could an ancient virus be responsible for human consciousness? Scientists claim our ability to have thoughts may have evolved from alien genetic code over the past half billion years

- Experts studied origins of a gene which is vital to higher thinking in humans
- They think a virus infected a four-limbed mammal around 400 million years ago
- Over the millennia this evolved into the Arc gene found in the brains of humans
- This gene is believed to be vital to how our nerves transmit information

By TIM COLLINS FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 15:19, 6 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:21, 6 February 2018

An ancient virus that injected humans with 'alien genetic code' gave our ancestors the capacity for higher reasoning, new research suggests.

Human consciousness may be the result of a string of instructions making its way into our genome through an infection in the early days of four-legged species, experts say

The information contained within the viral cells became part of our genetic makeup, where it evolved into the Arc gene over the past half billion years.

This gene is believed to be vital to how our nerves transmit information and may be responsible for our capacity to think and feel in the way we do.

The claims are made in two separate papers published in the journal Cell, produced by international teams of researchers led by the University of Massachusetts and the University of Utah.

They discuss the origins of the Arc gene, a string of DNA first discovered in 1995.

While it may seem surprising that a virus could become part of the human genome, it is believed to be a common occurrence.

A study published in Cell in 2016 found that between 40 and 80 per cent of the human genome developed thanks to ancient viral invasions.

Experts believe a chance encounter between a four-limbed creature with a virus around 400 million years ago may have paved the way for memory in mammals.
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Re: An ancient virus and human consciousnes

Postby MagsJ » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:36 am

So we are walking accidents? not from text-walking, or waiting to happen, but from a freak of nature.. does that make us all freaks?

Are you feeling freaky (baby)?

More on the Arc gene later..
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Re: An ancient virus and human consciousnes

Postby Antithesis » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:17 am

MagsJ wrote:Memories can pass between generations through DNA

That might explain why some people swear they've been reincarnated.
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