The Aids Gene - Social genetics and human evolution.
The Aids Gene - Social Genetics and human Evolution
Nov 26, 2018
Chinese Researchers reports genetically altering a human embryo
to prevent susceptibility to aids. But Equally remarkable is that the gene had to be turned
This breakthrough sheds light on the possibility that human evolution might owe its existence
to a similar social mechanism. What good is aids? And how is this gene preserved in the
human species? It appears to be clear evidence of Social Genetics, where not all favorable
genes help the individual. Social genetics would somehow help the society.
If human groups that get aids are deleting behaviors that are generally harmful to the
species, such as those which catch other social diseases or waste effort on non productive matings, then the groups with this gene are
at an advantage because they periodically delete whole sets of genes which catch aids.
But another equally interesting perspective is that we might owe our origin to lethal
pathogens. If a gene for aids arose in an intelligent species then it would prevent breeding
with other species which might harbor the disease. Thus we only became human after separating
from the HIV baring primates. This would take place early on when the species was only just
able to split off from earlier primates. Cross breeding would have been possible then.
So now that we are a full fledged intelligent technological species, among mere apes.
We now have the ability to shed this harmful gene, at last.
But will we loose valuable genes to aids when the disease is removed.
Instead of one risky individual dieing there can be many who get the disease through normal
If the Aids gene separated us from the animal kingdom signal human kind has finally become a
non animal species? Or does it mean we are now back where we started, with no kill switch for
the evolution of dangerous or unproductive behaviors?
The Social genetics may never play out. If the planet is so technically capable, then we may
never see the problem effects of a 'aids immune' species. Instead it will be just one more
advancement that eliminates hardship in the human species.
Is it a thing that God has long wanted to turn off. and now we have embarked on a new epoch of
human tolerance and freedom? Or is it a warning that evolution has had a much longer time to
think about this 'seemingly bad' feature.
It may be a long time before we know. Does mankind need aids?
We don't live in evolutionary time periods. we are her and gone in 100 years.
But future generations will know. Weather it was a scourge that took centuries, or a blessing
that unfolded quickly.
Obviously children who are susceptible to aids are now genetically inferior to those
with the gene turned off. But it will take years to learn if the gene had someone other purpose.
See: Designer baby: RT News*