>On Thu, 21 Dec 1995, Giovanni Maga wrote:
>> In article <4babcv$mnk at news.doit.wisc.edu>, Wilfred Perlmutter
>> <laurfluff at macc.wisc.edu> wrote:
>>>> > You should be interested in knowing that a friend of mine who is a
>> > biostatistician working with viruses and related phenomenae informed me
>> > that the chance that viruses could evolve on their own is virtually
>> > infinitesimally small. Simply more hard data backing me up.
>> If true, how your friend explain biodiversity in general or evolution of
> influenza viruses that come up with different strains every year?
> Better you start to study molecular biology (together with your friend
>Wilford should also ask his friend what the odds are that intelligent
life evolved (of course I'm excluding him from the category ;-)).