Pandemic viruses are deadly, but over time they should weaken as they pick up mutations. Will this happen with the pandemic coronavirus? We can only hope. But has it ever happen before? Yes, between 1917 and 2009, the human H1N1 virus picked up thousands of mutations and eventually went extinct (twice). Yet if this virus does not get us, something else will! How does this affect our view of eternity?
- Genetic entropy information
- Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome (available on Creation.com)
- Carter RW, Sanford, JC (2012) A new look at an old virus: mutation accumulation in the human H1N1 influenza virus since 1918. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 9:42 | doi:10.1186/1742-4682-9-42.
- Carter RW, More evidence for the reality of genetic entropy, Journal of Creation 28(1):16–17, 2014.
- Carter RW, More evidence for the reality of genetic entropy—update, Journal of Creation 33(1):3–4, 2019.
- Mendel’s Accountant evolution simulation software
- The 1917 “Spanish flu” may have started in China
- The Gospel of John on Bible Gateway.com, English Standard Version
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