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87,747. An infection can spread like wildfire. What we need is a way to instantly identify these pathogens so we can stop them before they get to us. (Science & Virus) Stephen Hawking's Science of the Future I: Inspired by Nature
87,748. ‘Outbreak: a deadly infection claims its first victims. Cause: unknown. A new strain of virus, a lethal bacterium, even bio-terrorism. There’s a race to find the source.’ (Science & Virus) ibid. Jim Al-Khalili
7,580. I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image. (Computer & Virus & Life) Stephen Hawking
5,513. We had synthesised a virus particle outside living cells – thereby violating the dogma that viruses absolutely need a living-cell environment in order to replicate. (Life & Virus) Professor Eckard Wimmer
6,426. The reverse baseball cap has spread like chicken pox first in America and then here. A mind epidemic, a kind of virus of the mind. (Mind & Virus) Dr Richard Dawkins, lecture 5 The Genesis of Purpose
8,897. When it comes to children I think of religion as a dangerous virus. It’s a virus which is transmitted partly through teachers and clergy but also down through the generations from parent to child to grandchild. Children are especially vulnerable to the virus of religion. (Children & Virus & Religion) Richard Dawkins, The Root of All Evil? The Virus of Faith
8,898. For many people part of growing up is killing off the virus of faith with a good strong dose of rational thinking, but if an individual doesn’t succeed in shaking it off, his mind is stuck in a permanent state of infancy and there is a real danger that he will infect the next generation. (Children & Virus & Religion) ibid.
95,852. It is so pointless! ... But a virus! A virus has pointless futility written into its very DNA – actually, RNA in the case of a common cold virus, but the principle is the same. A virus exists for the sole purpose of making more viruses. Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth p391
7,590. We conquer the Independence Day aliens by having a Macintosh laptop computer upload a software virus to the mothership (which happens to be one-fifth the mass of the Moon), thus disarming its protective force field. I don’t know about you, but back in 1996 I had trouble just uploading files to other computers within my own department, especially when the operating systems were different. There is only one solution: the entire defense system for the alien mothership must have been powered by the same release of Apple Computer’s system software as the laptop computer that delivered the virus. (Computer & Virus) Neil deGrasse Tyson, Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
24,209. You’re infected with the virus, Captain. (Star Trek & Virus) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Angel One s1e14, Doctor
25,288. Paris to Sickbay: I just saw two macro-viruses come out of B’Elanna’s neck. (Star Trek & Virus) Star Trek: Voyager: Macrocosm s3e12
57,715. The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus. (Plagues & Virus) Outbreak 1995 starring Dustin Hoffman & Morgan Freeman & Rene Russo & Cuba Gooding junior & Patrick Dempsey & Donald Sutherland & Kevin Spacey & Zakes Mokae & Malick Bowens & Susan Lee Hoffman & Benito Martinez et al, director Wolfgang Petersen, Dr Joshua Lederberg caption
57,716. This strange disease – thirty men dead yesterday, eighteen the day before. We need supplies. (Plagues & Virus) ibid. doctor
57,717. This is a punishment. (Plagues & Virus) ibid. tribal bloke to Hoffman
57,718. You have to love its simplicity. (Plagues & Virus) ibid. Hoffman
57,719. This morbid desire to face the end of the world. (Plagues & Virus & End of the World) ibid. Freeman
57,720. This thing kills everything in its path. (Plagues & Virus) ibid. Hoffman
57,721. We are the last line of offence. (Plagues & Virus) ibid. Freeman
57,722. Yes, they want their weapon. (Plagues & Virus) ibid. Hoffman
62,694. What I know and what I am presenting on Wednesday is that it is a man-made virus. There is no question in my mind that these viruses are man-made biological weapons, if you will, or they were developed for cancer research models ... for the Department of Defense. So I know that they were man-made ... I leave it you to figure out whether it was an accident, whether these viruses got out accidentally, or whether they were intentionally deployed as some people would have us believe and some of the evidence shows. (AIDS & Virus & Bio-Chemicals) Dr Len Horowitz, In Lies We Trust
62,279. There is now no doubt that Doctor Gallo officiated the development of these AIDS complex viruses. His group at Bionetics combined Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Sarcoma viruses from various species of animals nearly 15 years before he was credited by the Department of Health and Human Services for having discovered the cause of AIDS, a similar retro-virus. They said this would lead to a cure. (AIDS & Virus & Bio-Chemicals) ibid.
62,695. Similarly, US legislators learned in 1999 the little reported fact that Gulf War troops, as many as 200,000 were unwittingly used in AIDS vaccine experiments wherein portions of the AIDS virus, HIV, were recombined with a pathogenic mycoplasma, isolated, tested, and then patented by Dr Shyh-Ching Lo of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology for the American Registry of Pathology in Washington DC. The patent is reprinted and discussed in this author’s book, Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse. (AIDS & Virus & Bio-Chemicals) Dr Len Horowitz
65,278. Ebola, the ideal biological weapon that kills nine out of ten humans within three weeks of infection, emerged first in three European vaccine production laboratories virtually simultaneously in 1967. Then named the Marburg virus (after one of the vaccine makers’ addresses at Marburg, Germany), consensus held that this virus arrived in Europe in a shipment of nearly 500 African monkeys. The scientific literature, mainstream media, and Richard Preston, never once disclosed the name of the infamous monkey supplier – Litton Bionetics. Bionetics is cited in the US Congressional Record as a leading biological weapons contractor and nonhuman primate supplier for the US military. (Bio-Chemical Weapons & Virus & Ebola) Dr Len Horowitz
65,279. There is now no doubt that Doctor Gallo officiated the development of these AIDS complex viruses. His group at Bionetics combined Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Sarcoma viruses from various species of animals nearly 15 years before he was credited by the Department of Health and Human Services for having discovered the cause of AIDS, a similar retro-virus. They said this would lead to a cure. (AIDS & Virus & Bio-Chemicals) ibid.
62,705. The AIDS virus is one of the simplest life-forms on the planet. It belongs to an unusual family called retro-viruses. (AIDS & Virus) Horizon: AIDS: A Strange and Deadly Virus, BBC 1986
62,706. This integration occurs when the short chain of virus genes meets the DNA of the infected cell. The human cell is taken over. (AIDS & Virus) ibid.
62,707. It seems the AIDS virus can mutate to evade the body’s defences. (AIDS & Virus) ibid.
62,708. When the AIDS epidemic struck it was assumed that American science would soon discover the cause of this terrifying new disease. (AIDS & Virus) Horizon: Gallo Exposed, BBC 1989
62,709. When the AIDS virus was isolated it gave rise to a test around which was to grow a multi-million-dollar industry. Dr Gallo himself is recognised by NIH and by the US patent office as the discoverer of the virus and the originator of the test. (AIDS & Virus) ibid.