In article <2vgv0n$hd5 at gap.cco.caltech.edu>, <roberto at cco.caltech.edu> writes:
> From: roberto at cco.caltech.edu (Robert A. Hanna)
>> Who told you when this technology was available?
>> What window of time do you need for this to have been possible?
>> If someone were to look back from 500 years in the future, how far apart would
> these two events need to be for there to be no relation?
You really should get out more. Go to a science library and take a
good look at the journals. They pretty clearly show the progression
of the discovery of the required technology.
ps Check out the DNA sequences of HIV2 and SIV. I think you will
find that SIV is closer to HIV than either Visna or the HTLV's.
This fact kinda blows the German's thesis full of holes.