zeiandren t1_j7ipcnf wrote

It’s not highly mutable. The fact we give the strains names shows how few there are. Some viruses every single one of the millions of copies a single cell makes will have major mutations. Like we talk about flu viruses by what proteins they have in a mad libs format because every virus is so different than it’s parent that species don’t even make sense.


zeiandren t1_j55q7q3 wrote

Neither example there sounds like belief in some sort of fantasy anti magic cone coming out of people. They both seem like mundane doubt: “hey, my neighbor said he saw King Charles come out of the woods and steal my pies, but no one else saw that, so probably not”. Where it’s not even a disbelief of the existence of King Charles, but like, a skeptical view towards an outlandish story