In the new episode of the Atheist Experience (746) they were talking about evolution. Aventually they came to a point where the caller said that it would not make sense for pathogens to have evolved in this way because their food would die and then the host dies.
I think it's a shame that matt didn't bring up parasites. Aren't parasites just pathogens that evolved in a way that they can keep the host alive as long as possible so they can multiply and spread before the host dies?
Any1's thoughts on this? Am i wrong here?
You're right on target.
Taking the other extreme, Ebola doesn't spread around that much because it tends to kill its hosts pretty quickly.
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The ACA Lecture Series continues Sunday, December 8th at 12:15pm with activist Zack Kopplin talking about "Fighting Creationism in Louisiana and Now Texas". The lecture will be held at the Austin History Center, 9th and Guadalupe. The building opens at noon.