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Thanks Rick. Whistling was supposedly a thing back in the day but that was even before my time. Imagine that!

Apparently it was common to hear people whistling as they strolled down the sidewalk. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not.


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There is a current song that has whistling in it. I can't find it now. Listening to the radio now for it. Will post when I find the name of the track and artist.


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Interesting research paper came out the other day. Some researchers associated with the Pasteur Institute in France (highly respected) collected virus samples from a whole bunch of bats in Laos, and found one virus that is nearly identical to SARS-COV2 in the Receptor Binding Domain. This is the part of the spike that binds to human ACE2, and lets the virus enter cells. This particular spike binds just as well to ACE2 as SARS-COV2. They showed this virus can infect human cells, and is neutralized by human antibodies against SARS-COV2. They performed a plaque assay, which is a test to show visually the virus killing cells on a culture plate, and it looked just like a SARS-COV2 plaque assay.

Then they figured out all of the molecular binding geometry, and showed why it works just like SARS-COV2! Then they showed how the SARS-COV2 virus is a product of 15 different recombination events, with almost all segments of it's RNA from one of 15 different corona viruses. They have a lovely figure that show all the common parts of all 15 viruses, with each segment labelled as to what other virus they share it with.

This utterly demolishes the "Lab Leak Hypothesis". And it also gives them a virus they can culture that can be used for experiments, that is harmless in humans.


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Originally Posted by Ken Condon
So this is what I was talking about. Back when America was really great!:



Although to tell the truth I love this song.
Ugh. Religious freaks.



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Originally Posted by pondering_it_all
This utterly demolishes the "Lab Leak Hypothesis". And it also gives them a virus they can culture that can be used for experiments, that is harmless in humans.
Yet there will be some that hang-on to this disproven idea and store it in the same memory bank where they store pizza parlors with basements commit child abuse and drink children's blood to remain youthful.

In other words, some people will never be convinced. Hmm


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Originally Posted by Ken Condon
Thanks Rick. Whistling was supposedly a thing back in the day but that was even before my time. Imagine that!

Apparently it was common to hear people whistling as they strolled down the sidewalk. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not.



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Should that negate the awesomeness of the song?…. I hope not.


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Thanks for your post PIA. Very fascinating and informative.

As you all might be aware if anyone gives a s*** I attended Oregon State U in the early 1970s. I was a business major and a biology minor. I found biology and the associated sciences to be much more interesting but my intent was to just make money. I made some along the way the but in retrospect I should’ve gone towards the sciences.

Retrospect is always 2020.

Or in this case 2021.


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Nope. The song is sweet and I enjoyed it back then.

They rubbed me wrong long ago when they (maybe it was just she) were campaigning hard for mandatory school prayer and more.



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I was not aware of that Olive. Sheesh Mel.., But as per your response I think I remember that. It’s very curious how religion and intellect can sometimes intertwine with one another and then produce a convoluted response.

Nevertheless…

Happy Trails to you!


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