Questions, comments, link to a paper or press release you want the REAL scoop on? Send me an email at my gmail account: endogenousretrovirus
I recently wrote about the erv evidence for evolution on my blog, Hume's Apprentice. The basic premise behind the blog series is that it is possible to demonstrate, logically and objectively, that the theory of common descent is true with nearly 100% certainty using Bayes' theorem. Anyway, any comments you may have are appreciated, I made good use of some of your blog posts here:
I thought that you might find it interesting that Judy Mikovits is coming out with a book that she co-authored "Age of Autism" woo-meister Kent Hickenlively
"Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, and Other Diseases"
It is coming out July 1 and is already #1 on Amazon's list of Virology best-sellers. (yikes)
When you have the time could you explain your by-line. That is, what is GAG, POL and ENV? I know something of ERVs but that's all.
Just to fill you in. I am a Biology teacher from South Australia and I like to talk about ERVs when we discuss DN, mutations and evolution in class.
Thanks - and only if you have time.
Abbie: Hi, and I hope this finds you well.
I would like to ask a favor_ did you save the Elevatorgate threads? I would like to request access to them, if that is possible.
You can reach me at the email provided, and thank you in dvance for your brave attempt at preserving free speech, against the FTB conspiracy against it.
You also might like to know that everything I predicted there (re:Stasi-like stalking, etc.) has come to fruition.
P.S. I see that the vaxxer debate has taken on national proportions. Congratulations on that.
Now, if we could just get everyone on board when issues of free speech are involved...
Abbie- do you remember the periodic table of swearing- how I predicted Stasi like tactics? What did you think when they brought you the pornalysis dossier?
What would you have thought if the name were Mikhail Bulgakov, Solzhenitsin, Dostoyevski, or Zora Neal Hurston?
But I wasn't wrong...
I argue with creationists (for my sins). ERVs are my favourite subject, but I'm not sure of my ground here. Are there placental mammals that do not use env-derived syncytins? If so, can you give examples?
I have created an FAQ on retroviruses for the general reader. I would be most grateful if you could provide me with any feedback/corrections/suggestions. Of particular interest at the moment is an exchange between myself and a creationist at this page, http://barryhisblog.blogspot.fr/p/what-id-reverse-transcriptase-designe… Any observations would be most welcome.