>real life is scarier than science fiction

>real life is scarier than science fiction

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    that thing is not alive. also, why watch a movie when you lived in one a couple years ago ? you are vaxxxxxxxed, right, op ?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >are viruses alive or not?
      >no, because we redefined alive specifically to not include them
      lmao

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        viruses are entirely passive, they don't engage in autonomous activities like single cell organisms do.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Do trees engage in autonomous activities?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Trees sexually reproduce (unlike you).

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Yes? Trees literally do everything you do except that trees can actually breed.

              Harsh. I was just asking, because I didn't understand what you meant by autonomous activities.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                sorry bro it's fricking over. you can never post on this board again

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not your bro.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                you are not welcome here no matter how often you pretend to be something you're not

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Yes? Trees literally do everything you do except that trees can actually breed.

              Absolutely destroyed, ravaged beyond salvage

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Yes? Trees literally do everything you do except that trees can actually breed.

              kek

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Yes? Trees literally do everything you do except that trees can actually breed.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >trees wake up at 11 am and eat pizza for breakfast
              Damn

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Yes. They breathe, grow, produce their own food, reproduce sexually, we even know that they "talk" to each other using their root systems.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          This, they're just automatons regulated by chemicals

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >regulated by chemicals
            Aren't we all?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >t. "her penis"

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Don't lump us in with your gender studies sociologists, mutt

                I still don't understand hod these things aren't alive. They perform an action that seems like reproduction by injecting their stuff into things, leading to more of them.

                You could call them parasites but again, like other anons said, they're considered non living because of how we define life

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        viruses arent alive by the old definition of life, not the new one
        think of them like a computer script, without a computer/compiler its just information in a text file

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      for that you would need to define life first, bucko

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        response to stimuli, metabolism, reproduction, homeostasis, adaptation, cellularity

        I think I got them all

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          that's just a list of things, not a definition.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That's like saying the robot killers in the Terminator movies aren't technically alive

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      just got my 8th booster last week

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Why

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          flattening the curve for all grandmas out there

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >just two more decades for you vaxxtards. You'll be dead any day

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There was a Jimmy Neutron episode about them.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      name?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Jimmy Neutron

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Journey to the Center of Carl

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Journey to the Center of Carl's ANUS

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    this shit is literally crazy as frick like what the frick homie this little robot thing is inside me and doing shit but it isn't alive ????

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What even are they? Just an example of non-living matter that self-replicates?

      viruses are living things and have their own dna, they're just a primitive very simplistic form of life. ignore soientists trying to sound cool by saying viruses aren't living

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        i thought they just had rna
        idk why that makes them less alive than bacteria

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          depends on the kind of virus

          people don't consider them alive because they're basically balls of dna/rna in a protein shell that get carried around and can't reproduce on their own. they don't have internal organs like a normal cell. it's weird to not call them life though, but they certainly aren't alive like you and me

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            ok but an amoeba isn't alive like you or me and neither is mold or even a tree, a jellyfish, or an ant
            needing to reproduce on your own is a weird criteria for life since in a sense mammals etc can't either
            idk i think they're alive since they're organic thingies with electrical signals doing stuff to other life in a motivated, albeit probably not consciously, fashion so they can sensationalise them
            it's just soience redefining things they engage directly with

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >needing to reproduce on your own is a weird criteria for life since in a sense mammals etc can't either
              first of amoeba do the same basic shit other animals do like eat, rest, and reproduce.
              secondly, mammals are a classification of complex "animals" which are a type of life form built from groups of highly specialized cells called "organs". each of the single cells in an organ multiply on their own. the act of growing is also the act of many cells reproducing on their own.

              all mammals start as a single cell. of which even single cells have anatomy which viruses lack (like organelles for example).

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              You're right, and the fact is that life doesn't actually exist. There are just progressively more complex and structured forms of chemical and physical reactions that occur in the universe, and we group some of them according to arbitrary means. Some people decided to draw that box so that viruses are not inside of it, others put viruses in the box. But there is no clear, inarguable dividing line from a prion to a virus to a bacterium to a person. But to have reasonable discussions on any topic, meanings of terms need to be established, and the current standard is that viruses are out.

              The "legs" are there to grasp onto bacteria, and the body is just a "sheath" for the appendage that injects the DNA into the bacteria.

              IIRC, one of the Angels in Evangelion is based on a bacteriophage (I think the huge spider?)

              CJD, rabies, Alzheimer's, all equally terrifying in my book

              [...]
              >one of the Angels in Evangelion is based on a bacteriophage
              >(I think the huge spider?)
              was it the one that is uhhh a virus

              I think he's referring to Ramiel because it has a diamond shape and a drill. None of them are really similar to bacteriophages though, so I'm not sure why someone would say that in the first place. The huge spider has the leg angle, but that's also rather weak.
              And yeah the one you posted is a "virus", but that's also clearly a reference (along with other parts of the episode) to the organism from The Andromeda Strain (the film in particular).

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >None of them are really similar to bacteriophages though

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                looks more like a wind chime or whirligig

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous
              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                That's a drinking bird hombre

                I feel like I’m too moronic to understand how viruses and other micro-organisms move about, to say nothing of how viruses apparently have a conplex drill apparentus into the cells they are targeting.
                Muscle mechanisms in animals is so complicated (pulling in all different of nucleotides, proteins, filaments, basically all just to make a piece of meat contract).

                So how single-celled organisms fricking do it when they don’t have all this fancy set-up? And how do viruses do it? They ain’t even got a cell.

                Viruses just bounce around and hope they bump into whatever they want to bump into. But single-celled organisms can move in various ways. Like little tentacles called flagella, sort of like how your sperm can swim along.

                We should shut down 2/3rds of society until there's a 100% Safe and Effective™ vaccine against it that no-one is allowed to know the details of for 75 years.

                Lockdown ended a long time ago dude, it's time to go back outside

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                But how do flagella contract and move? Again, I’m baffled that muscles can be such a complicated mechanism but somehow micro-organisms just wing it and have appendages that can seemingly move by magic.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Micromachines

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Lockdown ended a long time ago dude
                not before chuds who refused to get vaccinated were let out

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >bro, that was ages ago!
                >who cares that we were trying to get you fired and imprisoned.
                >bro, let it go

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Lockdown ended a long time ago dude, it's time to go back outside
                I will never ever EVER let covid go

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                b-but amnesty anon!

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                oh shit... they couldn't go to the foo fighters concert...
                science deniers... forgive me...

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                did these guys replace any of the angels in the rebuilds? I haven't seen the movies in a while

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                It's not stupid so much as arbitrary. Sure, let's say viruses count. But what about prions? They also reproduce if they happen to bump into the right conditions. They're even more streamlined, not requiring an indirect genetic translation step.

                Yeah a bunch of angels from the original show were cut out for time. Both of those are rebuild only.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                proteins are alive, change my mind

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >and the current standard is that viruses are out.
                and that stand is stupid because for some reason they don't consider a biological entity with its own genome as 'life' while the rest of the universe is boring and sterile rock and gas. the virus revolves around manipulating cells, therefore it's a living thing–a very basic and primitive living thing albeit.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            if the DNA is inside the robot body what is the rest of it made of and what gives it that shape

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              The "legs" are there to grasp onto bacteria, and the body is just a "sheath" for the appendage that injects the DNA into the bacteria.

              IIRC, one of the Angels in Evangelion is based on a bacteriophage (I think the huge spider?)

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                is that original or the rebuilds

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Idk about Evangelion, but Gman's prison in Half-Life: Alyx is based on one.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >moves around
                >seeks bacteria
                >knows to perform its function (inject)
                >knows what to latch onto and when to inject

                >not alive

                This thing has the cognitive ability of 60% of mankind

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              viruses inject their genetical information (be it RNA/DNA or a slightly deviated form of it) into cells of a host and create copies of themselves
              the hull, genetic information and receptors you see are all part of the genetic information in itself
              basically its a self-replicating blueprint floating around between actual organisms

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Could you theoretically reprogram a bacteriophage to inject its payload into another virus so it can destroy it? Sure, its target will be a lot smaller, but is it doable?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              You could, although injecting a payload would be unnecessary: you could just have it tear the other virus open. But I don't think it would be an efficient solution in any context. Viruses work because they're really small and numerous; think of spraying an aerosol into a room and then trying to run across it without letting a droplet touch you. Using a virus to fight that would be like spraying a bit of your own aerosol into that same room and hoping that every single bad droplet is contacted by a droplet of your own.
              It's just easier to try and create defenses or close vulnerabilities in the target of the virus, since they aren't (individually) very flexible in terms of what they can infect.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              You'd be better off developing nanotech for that specific purpose and I think we're decades away from that if ever

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Why did God make these things? Viruses? Or are they tools of Satan or the Demiurge?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Why do writers give certain characters cancer?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                We are the mitochondria, Demiurge is the cell, God is the organism and Satan is the virus. Satan tried to inject self replicating function and create or own genome but was destroyed. Jesus was a cancer cell, also destroyed.
                We are imprisoned.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Viruses are a remnant from the civilization proceeding ours.
                It's like how the civilization following ours will think microplastics are naturally occurring and will just learn to deal with them.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >the civilization following ours
                If our society collapses that's it. All of the easy to reach resources have been exhausted.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Two more weeks mr glooom and doom chud

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >no negativity in the dojo bro

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Unleashed nanotechnology. This stuff was not around 200 years ago

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Hepatitis D works by hijacking Hepatitis B's machinery inside human liver cells

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              No, because another Bacteriophage doesn't have anything to inject into. Again, Viruses are just strands of DNA with some protein surrounding them, they don't have the structure of a cell. A Bacteria for instance has it's membrane enclosing a bunch of goo in which it's DNA and other assorted bits are arranged, so the virus can pierce this membrane and send it's DNA into the creamy insides, to start sending instructions to the Bacterias structure to start producing Viruses because the Bacteria, as a living thing, can take action, even if that action is to produce more viruses until it pops from the inside. A Virus on the other hand has no functions, it has no gooey center into which any DNA could be inserted, no self-driving function that could be hijacked. We use the word "inject" which implies the Virus expending energy or "doing" something but that's not really what's happening, it's more like a caltrop that got stepped on.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Finally. All the other posts were garbage.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >so the virus can pierce this membrane and send it's DNA
                >pierce this membrane
                >no self-driving function that could be hijacked.
                this sound more like we dont know what is their driving force stiill, not that dont have one.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Did you not read the rest of the post? They "pierce" or "inject" you the same way a caltrop does when you step on it. That's why Viruses are covered in pointy bits, so they get stuck onto things that bump into them. Viruses "move" in the same way dust "moves" when it's blown about by a breeze.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                yes, but once they are inside they start to replicate. there is a force, a life in it.
                my point is that there are all kinds of weird life forms. the fact that they are not bacteria dont negate a self-driving function. the more i think about it the more i think the dogmatism is what makes you, or anyone, think a virus is not a life form because its moving without direction till he can pierce a bacteria. seems like a parasite to me. but parasites are life forms.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                That's not how DNA works anon. DNA does nothing by itself, that includes Virus DNA, it's the Bacteria that is actually producing the new viruses. The Bacteria simply doesn't "know" that the instructions it's reading are actually Viral instead of its own.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                that is what make the virus a parasite. he is living inside a body at expenses of that body.
                the problem, i think, is seeing bacteria as the real driving force behind dna, but i think is more a relationship... and virus is using bacteria, as dna is using bacteria.
                if that makes sense.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Kek the bacteriophage. That thing only infects bacteria but it's nice to be reminded how scientifically-illiterate Cinemaphile is.

                bacterias have dicks (f-pilus) they use to share genetic material and so do bacteriophages with their dick lookin protein

                you don't think that's weird?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                come to think of it, why are plasmids not seen as a form of symbiotic virus? the plasmid uses the host cell's resources to duplicate itself and create protein structures that inject its dna into other bacteria for the process to continue

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                why a parasite who is only capable of live inside the life form he parasite from is considered alive and a virus is not?.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                plasmids are not considered alive and the reason why viruses are not considered life is because there are large differences between cells and viruses and the cutoff point between life and nonlife has to be drawn somewhere
                there is a sizeable portion of virologists who believe that a definition of life that includes viruses makes more sense

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >there is a sizeable portion of virologists who believe that a definition of life that includes viruses makes more sense
                ok, i agree with them. the reproduction the virus do seems like a weird form of life to me.
                >the cutoff point between life and nonlife has to be drawn somewhere
                i agree with this too. but at the same time i think it is a crucial point to make, not should be some random "for the sake of practicality" conclusion.
                also, i think its different approaching virus as some kind of inert force than assuming is a form of life "trying to live by itself". i dont know, its just semantics at this level but maybe help to understant it better.
                anyway im nothing near a virologist or scientific. as it shows. thanks for the information.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Strangely enough, I have a female student who said that to me when we were covering it in medical school.

                Picrel is my favorite. It makes me think of xenomorph's description.

                > Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                bacteria dont have the concept of male/female, so that is kind of a stupid question

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                NTA but how do viruses get a chance to inject? Wouldn't they 99% hit the bacteria upside down or sideways or something?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Thats why there are so many of them per cell

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You know, this whole virus thing is fishy. Why are they perfectly shaped to inject stuff into me? Why don't we see all the stupid misshapen, failed viruses, huh? Why are they all perfectly DESIGNED to do a job? These things are 100% alive and controlled by satan.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                defective viruses are part of the reason why 8 percent of our genome is viral in origin

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                8 p-percent of our geeenome is v-vir-viral?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                yes, when a viral genome incorporates itself into the host genome and it fails to be expressed properly it becomes junk dna (or maybe even an asset to the host when the viral dna includes some dna from a previous host)

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                here is the driving force for a e. coli phage strain
                first receptors on the tail chemically bond with the cell surface, which leads to a series of structural changes that change the shape of the sheath into a shorter, lower energy state
                its like kind of like a complex mousetrap, in that the potential energy of the spring is released by an initial touch

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              bacteriophages are viruses itself that target bacteria, not viruses

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              yes
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik_virophage
              maybe alter the genome of the satellite virus to be ineffective in replicating in human cells so it sabotages its peer while not helping itself

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            imo calling the virion the virus is equivalent to calling the pollen the tree
            the infected cell can also be seen as a unique strain with a unique method of reproduction by the virions it produces
            can any biologyanon tell me why this idea is moronic?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >The name's Coiley

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        living things have their own metabolism, a virus does not.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Viruses satisfy about half of the MRS GREN qualifications of life (some loosely), and they are clearly made of organic matter. I would say they're closer to being alive than dead.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          why would i accept that definition of alive

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          did you know that Tomatoes are FRUITS?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Did you know god gets angry if you don't cut off your foreskin?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              not my God

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Yes, we know the fake israeli 'god' gets angry if you don't cut off your foreskin but he doesn't count. My God is the real Aryan God and He opposes people getting their wieners israeliteed.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                If you're saying you're worshiping the god of Abraham that's still the israeli god.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I hope you sacrificed a goat to Odin lately

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Jehovah also takes sacrifices.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Only during his cool younger days when he was still part of a pantheon and his greatest challenge were iron chariots

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Wrong, viruses are alive.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Viruses are parasitic and will hijack the hosts metabolism for it's own purpose. the virus you see is more like a seed

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >can't reproduce without coopting the reproductive machinery of other beings
        Not alive. You're not fooling me, virusgay

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >organic structure that can replicate
          alive

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Virus on its own cannot replicate. It must co-opt the transcription and translation machinery of other organisms

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They're not quite life no
        But are related to the most primitive forms of life

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Viruses are probably not primitive, they're just cell components which left their cells and became infective

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Nano machines son

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      ~~*biochemists*~~ define what is and isn't alive to meet their own needs.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What even are they? Just an example of non-living matter that self-replicates?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >non-living matter that self-replicates?
      The opposite. It's living matter that doesn't self-replicate. It hijacks your cells and forces YOU to replicate it.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >op hasn't heard of prions

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Prions are fricking terrifying.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      how does a protein survive high heat?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What "heat" does is agitate atoms (different from natural agitation). When atoms are agitated, they tend to pull in different directions and hit each other, breaking molecular cohesion. Since a molecule is just an aggregate of atoms, the simpler the molecule is, the better chance it has to survive an state of agitation.

        Why do they look like machines? Are they even alive?

        They evolved to inject their material into bacteria. The bottom part contains an appendage ("drill") that extends and injects its genetic material into bacteria. The "diamond" is just a sac containing the material. The form of the many structures (diamond, drill, etc) each has a specific function.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          What a stupid life.
          I'm taking a point away from evolution for that.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's not that it's surviving the high heat, but that the method of infection isn't denatured with high heat. Proteins are hydrophobic in key places so that they fold in a specific way and perform that function. It only takes a tiny part of the prion protein to unfold another protein, and the likelihood that that part survives the heat is much higher than just fricking the prion up a bit, so it still presents a risk. Prions are terrifying.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Prions are terrifying.
          can you name 3 real diseases caused by prions?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            death
            dying
            aliven't

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            cjd
            kuru
            mad cow

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >discover prions
      >"hey I think these are what cause alzheimers and all those other weird, inexplicable degenerative brain diseases!"
      >"Cool so that means we can cure them now?"
      >"lol no"

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      for a while I gave up eating beef but then realized I couldn't live without it

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Prions are just mutated proteins

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yeah but they mutate other proteins secondary structure from alpha helix to beta pleated sheet, thus causing at best insoluble complexes, and at worse....another active prion. I.e. it's over

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          So in essence, it "corrupts" other proteins?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            kind of, yes
            they were discovered when scientists wondered why the women and children of a cannibalistic tribe were falling ill to a disease the men didnt get (the mothers ate the brains of their victims and fed the children too, the brains contained the wrong folded proteins)
            they basically fold other proteins of the same structure as them into their miss-folded state, its really interesting

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Why the frick does this even exist? How does it even evolve?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Why does it exist
                Someone decided to evolve a protein which has a high likelyhood to misfold into forms with "pancake stacks" of regular beta sheets(a shape in proteins), and this stack is "sticky" and grows when it meets new sheets. It's basically like a sewer fatberg but microscopic

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      CJD, rabies, Alzheimer's, all equally terrifying in my book

      The "legs" are there to grasp onto bacteria, and the body is just a "sheath" for the appendage that injects the DNA into the bacteria.

      IIRC, one of the Angels in Evangelion is based on a bacteriophage (I think the huge spider?)

      >one of the Angels in Evangelion is based on a bacteriophage
      >(I think the huge spider?)
      was it the one that is uhhh a virus

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw the most likely reason no alien civilizations exist is because all animal life eventually is eradicated by communicable prion diseases winding up in the water supply
      >tfw this will eventually happen to earth too

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >the most likely reason

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        If the ayys were too dumb to figure out distillation or reverse osmosis it's no big loss.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I personally like the idea that humanity is the outer space version of wienerroaches and no alien would be able to even fathom how we've survived this long. Like our entire planet is just a death world and the cycles of nature that rely on every living organism dying to propagate others is seen as the singularly most disgusting thing in the universe. Is there any fiction where that is the case?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Was it Slither or some The Thing story where the ayy is shocked that assimilation is viewed as a bad thing to us?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              You're confusing those films with that fanfiction short story of The Thing that was written from the perspective of the alien.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                but I cited one movie

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I completely misread your post please excuse my moronation

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            "They're made out of meat."

            "Meat?"

            "Meat. They're made out of meat."

            "Meat?"

            "There's no doubt about it. We picked several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, probed them all the way through. They're completely meat."

            "That's impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars."

            "They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don't come from them. The signals come from machines."

            "So who made the machines? That's who we want to contact."

            "They made the machines. That's what I'm trying to tell you. Meat made the machines."

            "That's ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You're asking me to believe in sentient meat."

            "I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. These creatures are the only sentient race in the sector and they're made out of meat."

            "Maybe they're like the Orfolei. You know, a carbon-based intelligence that goes through a meat stage."

            "Nope. They're born meat and they die meat. We studied them for several of their life spans, which didn't take too long. Do you have any idea the life span of meat?"

            "Spare me. Okay, maybe they're only part meat. You know, like the Weddilei. A meat head with an electron plasma brain inside."

            "Nope. We thought of that, since they do have meat heads like the Weddilei. But I told you, we probed them. They're meat all the way through."

            "No brain?"

            "Oh, there is a brain all right. It's just that the brain is made out of meat!"

            "So... what does the thinking?"

            "You're not understanding, are you? The brain does the thinking. The meat."

            "Thinking meat! You're asking me to believe in thinking meat!"

            "Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Loving meat. Dreaming meat. The meat is the whole deal! Are you getting the picture?"

            "Omigod. You're serious then. They're made out of meat."

            "Finally, Yes. They are indeed made out meat. And they've been trying to get in touch with us for almost a hundred of their years."

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Did you write this?
              I like it

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                https://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/thinkingMeat.html

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                No, it's from a short story written by Terry Bison in 1991

                https://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/thinkingMeat.html

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous
            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >meat being part of an organism is weird to them despite it being inherently biological
              >they know of species that go through a "meat stage" but being meat for your entire life is just too weird dude
              0/10

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              "So what does the meat have in mind."

              "First it wants to talk to us. Then I imagine it wants to explore the universe, contact other sentients, swap ideas and information. The usual."

              "We're supposed to talk to meat?"

              "That's the idea. That's the message they're sending out by radio. 'Hello. Anyone out there? Anyone home?' That sort of thing."

              "They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?"

              "Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat."

              "I thought you just told me they used radio."

              "They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat."

              "Omigod. Singing meat. This is altogether too much. So what do you advise?"

              "Officially or unofficially?"

              "Both."

              "Officially, we are required to contact, welcome, and log in any and all sentient races or multibeings in the quadrant, without prejudice, fear, or favor. Unofficially, I advise that we erase the records and forget the whole thing."

              "I was hoping you would say that."

              2/3

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >They talk by flapping their meat at each other.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              "So what does the meat have in mind."

              "First it wants to talk to us. Then I imagine it wants to explore the universe, contact other sentients, swap ideas and information. The usual."

              "We're supposed to talk to meat?"

              "That's the idea. That's the message they're sending out by radio. 'Hello. Anyone out there? Anyone home?' That sort of thing."

              "They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?"

              "Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat."

              "I thought you just told me they used radio."

              "They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat."

              "Omigod. Singing meat. This is altogether too much. So what do you advise?"

              "Officially or unofficially?"

              "Both."

              "Officially, we are required to contact, welcome, and log in any and all sentient races or multibeings in the quadrant, without prejudice, fear, or favor. Unofficially, I advise that we erase the records and forget the whole thing."

              "I was hoping you would say that."

              2/3

              "It seems harsh, but there is a limit. Do we really want to make contact with meat?"

              "I agree one hundred percent. What's there to say?" `Hello, meat. How's it going?' But will this work? How many planets are we dealing with here?"

              "Just one. They can travel to other planets in special meat containers, but they can't live on them. And being meat, they only travel through C space. Which limits them to the speed of light and makes the possibility of their ever making contact pretty slim. Infinitesimal, in fact."

              "So we just pretend there's no one home in the universe."

              "That's it."

              "Cruel. But you said it yourself, who wants to meet meat? And the ones who have been aboard our vessels, the ones you have probed? You're sure they won't remember?"

              "They'll be considered crackpots if they do. We went into their heads and smoothed out their meat so that we're just a dream to them."

              "A dream to meat! How strangely appropriate, that we should be meat's dream."

              "And we can marked this sector unoccupied."

              "Good. Agreed, officially and unofficially. Case closed. Any others? Anyone interesting on that side of the galaxy?"

              "Yes, a rather shy but sweet hydrogen core cluster intelligence in a class nine star in G445 zone. Was in contact two galactic rotation ago, wants to be friendly again."

              "They always come around."

              "And why not? Imagine how unbearably, how unutterably cold the universe would be if one were all alone."

              3/3

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                One of the most well known short stories in science fiction, well done.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              "So what does the meat have in mind."

              "First it wants to talk to us. Then I imagine it wants to explore the universe, contact other sentients, swap ideas and information. The usual."

              "We're supposed to talk to meat?"

              "That's the idea. That's the message they're sending out by radio. 'Hello. Anyone out there? Anyone home?' That sort of thing."

              "They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?"

              "Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat."

              "I thought you just told me they used radio."

              "They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat."

              "Omigod. Singing meat. This is altogether too much. So what do you advise?"

              "Officially or unofficially?"

              "Both."

              "Officially, we are required to contact, welcome, and log in any and all sentient races or multibeings in the quadrant, without prejudice, fear, or favor. Unofficially, I advise that we erase the records and forget the whole thing."

              "I was hoping you would say that."

              2/3

              [...]

              "It seems harsh, but there is a limit. Do we really want to make contact with meat?"

              "I agree one hundred percent. What's there to say?" `Hello, meat. How's it going?' But will this work? How many planets are we dealing with here?"

              "Just one. They can travel to other planets in special meat containers, but they can't live on them. And being meat, they only travel through C space. Which limits them to the speed of light and makes the possibility of their ever making contact pretty slim. Infinitesimal, in fact."

              "So we just pretend there's no one home in the universe."

              "That's it."

              "Cruel. But you said it yourself, who wants to meet meat? And the ones who have been aboard our vessels, the ones you have probed? You're sure they won't remember?"

              "They'll be considered crackpots if they do. We went into their heads and smoothed out their meat so that we're just a dream to them."

              "A dream to meat! How strangely appropriate, that we should be meat's dream."

              "And we can marked this sector unoccupied."

              "Good. Agreed, officially and unofficially. Case closed. Any others? Anyone interesting on that side of the galaxy?"

              "Yes, a rather shy but sweet hydrogen core cluster intelligence in a class nine star in G445 zone. Was in contact two galactic rotation ago, wants to be friendly again."

              "They always come around."

              "And why not? Imagine how unbearably, how unutterably cold the universe would be if one were all alone."

              3/3

              If the idea of organisms made out of meat is so foreign to them, how do they even know what meat is in the first place? In what other capacity would you ever encounter meat?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        If course alien civilisations exist, life is a fundamental aspect of the universe.
        It's just too far away to have any meaning for us as there is likely no way to ever reach it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      So jeetbros were right about not eating bovines?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        good morning sir!

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          would a vegetarian ever have to worry about prion diseases?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            only a few prion diseases are caused by exposure to infected animals, the rest are either genetic or happen because your body fricks up

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            nah, but people who eat literal cow shit like Indians do would need to worry about a whole host of other diseases

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >op hasn't heard of prions

        Plants are the leading cause of prion diseases.
        Quite literally every single prion case that has ever existed on the planet is caused by a plant.

        The only reason madcow disease became a thing was because they were feeding literal dead sheep to cows.
        The sheep got the prions in the first place from the grass they ate.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          That's not entirely true. It gets into plant life from carcasses. Someone had to have had the misfolded protein, died to it, rotten on top of the plants which the sheep then ate.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            No, the plant grew and created a misfolded protein, the sheep afterwords ate it.
            Misfolded proteins are incredibly rare to the point of absurdity and plants are the only thing that has such abundant life across the planet to allow the probability of the prion to exist.

            You could take every animal that has ever existed in the last thousand years and not one would create a misfolded protein naturally.
            Meanwhile every year there are more plants that exist than the entire last thousand years of animals.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >Misfolded proteins are incredibly rare to the point of absurdity
              My man... proteins get misfolded fricking constantly. All the time. Absolutely nothing in the entire field of biology should give you the confidence that a process like protein folding works anywhere near 100% reliably.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw i live walking distance to the origin of the largest CJD outbreak in history.
      woooo

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I remember that, it was all over the news for a while

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        more like
        >moooooo

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >life is so beautiful by itself! it doesn't need "god" to exist!
        >life is so bad and twisted and cruel! it's god's fault!

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Who are you quoting, schizo-kun?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Prions are scary shit, don't consume animal's brains, kids

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >animal's brains
        You do know it was just a cope from government?
        Prions can appear and survive in anything with proteins

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Good, more brains for me. Tonights dindin

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Shit actually freaked me out in Microbiology, especially when the professor said:
      >no cure lol
      You get them and it's fricking over

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Based prions.

      [...]
      viruses are living things and have their own dna, they're just a primitive very simplistic form of life. ignore soientists trying to sound cool by saying viruses aren't living

      You're right, viruses are living things. Frick sóyence and frick sóyentists.

      So jeetbros were right about not eating bovines?

      Yes, jeetbros were right about not eating bovines.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >survives incineration
      No
      Prions are as combustible as any other protein

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >places you in a KOH bath at 300C for a couple hours

      Nothing personnel, kid

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit!!!!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Prions honestly make me think 90 percent of science at least in biology is a lie and biologist have no idea what's going on or why we get sick sometimes.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Never, EVER, ear brain matter, anons. Of all the organ meat you eat, there is NO REASON to ever eat brain matter. Get the nutrients elsewhere. The risk is not worth it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Brain is a traditional dish in a lot of places and they arent dying of prion diseases to a higher rate than anyone else.

        In Italy traditionally canoli always had brains in it, north africans eat lamb brains, and up to the mid century using every part of the animal was the standard. Its overrated danger, there are plenty of foods more dangerous.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Osmosis Jones

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The scene where he's choking on a boiled egg with a head cold is all I remember

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The zit exploding scebe still makes me retch.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Haha what a silly looking-ACK!

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Viruses aren't real. Big pharma brainwashed you.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the algorithm brainwashed you.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        No one brainwashed me. I have God and the Bible on my side. Learn your real history.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          i hope you get to bang your daughters

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            is that what you leftoids are normalizing now

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              the bible normalized it a thousand years ago bro

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >No one brainwashed me.
          >follows a semitic desert cult
          okay homosexual

        • 1 week ago
          Anon

          >viruses aren't real
          >why yes, I am Christian *thumps Bible*
          Lmao

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Frick Big Pharma, but viruses are real. But viruses are actually nanobots.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >here's your totally naturally evolved nanobot looking virus bro

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why do they look like machines? Are they even alive?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        im so fukin confused bro, this shit is wizard, scary and boggles the mind

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Transhumanists look at this and go "I think we can do better."

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Stuff that looks to make no sense does things that makes sense

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Lol, what's with the sound effects?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          The sounds are just there to help conceptualize what's going on, and to highlight the timing of some events.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Things like this helps understand that the concept of "life" is moronic, as in it's nothing special (aside the fact of the absolute bonkers impressive complexity), it's robots all the way down.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Superior
        https://www.youtubemultiplier.com/6660743121bc7-metroid-prime-dna-imaging.php

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Alright boys, we are 100% some advanced form of nanomachines made by aliens, I do believe this is the most logical answer to our origins.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Nanites freak me the frick out. They literally put that shit in MRNA juice.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The one in the OP is a bacteriophage, it only infects bacteria and doesn't harm humans. They kill trillions of bacteria every single day.

    You couldn't really escape them if they were a harm to humans. There are more bacteriophages on Earth than every other organism combined.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Not to be smarmy, but how are there more bacteriophage than there are bacteria

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        because the majority of them never succeed either due to bacterial defenses like CRISPR or competition with other phages

        the defective or unlucky ones just break up into proteins and are reincorporated into bacteria or other viruses

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        For one, they aren't exactly alive. They don't need to eat. In the right environment, they could survive indefinitely.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's the 6000 year old immortal venereal dog cancer
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canine_transmissible_venereal_tumor

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >oh it could maybe even be 11.000 years old? wack
      >*reads about the devil one*
      >literally just sprouted out of nowhere 4 decades ago and wiped out 80% of them
      What the frick. We would be fricked if it evolved like the rat one that can be passed around by a fricking mosquito.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        How did cancer even become infectious in all these animals?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Basically a "normal" cancer cell became a independent but parasitic organism, replicated itself enough and was capable of attaching itself to other other hosts similar tissues and thus spreading.
          A cell really just said "Hmmm, today I will... become HPV"

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            evolution is truly evil and we need to stop it NOW

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              dunno about evil, but definitely selfish
              look up "selfish genetic element"

              It’s funny that evolution doesn’t really give a frick about sentience.
              >weird ball of DNA floating around that can self-replicate?
              >yeah that’ll do and frick it if it destroys the rest of my creation

              Von Neumann probes before it was cool.

              >oh look, a cell that generates it's own energy!
              >*globs it up, clone it inside of your clone selves making it a eternal slave*
              pretty sure these frickers are behind some of these abominations or just waiting for the right time to take over

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                No, it's evil, we have progressed past the need for evolution, everything that evolves now is evil. Simple as

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I did not know about this one

      >contagious dog dick cancer
      >not a cancer-causing virus like HPV, the cancer itself is contagious
      >the cancer is an entirely different organism

      now i know

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >oh it could maybe even be 11.000 years old? wack
      >*reads about the devil one*
      >literally just sprouted out of nowhere 4 decades ago and wiped out 80% of them
      What the frick. We would be fricked if it evolved like the rat one that can be passed around by a fricking mosquito.

      How did cancer even become infectious in all these animals?

      There's a salmon parasite that is the only multicellular organism to NOT use oxygen in its metabolism that was thought to have originated from jellyfish tumors.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Canine TVTs were initially described by RussianveterinarianM.A. Novinsky (1841–1914) in 1876, when he demonstrated that the tumor could be transplanted from one dog to another by infecting them with tumor cells.
      Fricking russians

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I have COVID right now for the second time. These guys are FRICKING GAY.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      covid doesnt exist

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Explain why I have a runny nose and a sore throat chud

        We have a socializer with friends over here.
        I never got covid.

        It's my rancid coworkers who feel the need to travel to Asia and get the latest update for bat eater virus. I wish I could just work from home forever.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >runny nose
          >sore throat
          idk sounds like a cold or the flu, or allergies, or strep or pneumonia

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It might be a tumor.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            ITS NAHT A TUMA

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Explain why I have a runny nose and a sore throat chud
          you're a baby with a weak immune system
          you should be glad a nothing virus is attacking you because it will train your useless defences

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      We have a socializer with friends over here.
      I never got covid.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I have COVID right now for the second time. These guys are FRICKING GAY.

        Getting Covid is for pussies. I never got it even though everyone in my family did

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          same, almost everyone I know caught it. I never got the chickenpox either

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Lucky, Covid fricking sucks, it's like have to give a fat guy a piggyback for two weeks with a touch of delirium at the beginning.

          same, almost everyone I know caught it. I never got the chickenpox either

          Having chickenpox as an adult (31-ish) was the worst experience I've ever had, it's like three times more debilitating than Covid and you're covered in oozing, itchy pustules.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Having chickenpox as an adult (31-ish) was the worst experience I've ever had
            yeah I heard it sucks, but I have no fear as I never get sick and have never broken a bone.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'm so glad they labelled the elements, I don't know of any of that fancy book-learnin' stuff.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      you should be happy that its only covid you could have something worse

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    How do you deal with health anxiety from reading about all this stuff?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      being suicidal

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I have accepted that I will die one day, and have promised myself that if I ever find myself suffering from a chronic, fatal or debilitating disease, for example small-cell lung cancer or M.S, I'll commit suicide.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Ayo, I’m just gon’a attach my self to dees protein recept’as yah feel me!!

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I kinda wanna frick her

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      i have a pic of this but Cinemaphile mods will ban me if I post it and ban evasion is a pain in the ass on my network

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    war of the worlds

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Because Phages are literally completely harmless to humans
    Hell, considering how specialized they are at killing bacteria, they'd probably be a better medical solution to bacterial infections to antibiotics

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Hell, considering how specialized they are at killing bacteria, they'd probably be a better medical solution to bacterial infections to antibiotics

      that's already a thing. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC90351/

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Movie about these freaks?
    jimmy neutron had an episode

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why does it look so…..man made? Why doesn’t it look like a generic worm or cell?

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like I’m too moronic to understand how viruses and other micro-organisms move about, to say nothing of how viruses apparently have a conplex drill apparentus into the cells they are targeting.
    Muscle mechanisms in animals is so complicated (pulling in all different of nucleotides, proteins, filaments, basically all just to make a piece of meat contract).

    So how single-celled organisms fricking do it when they don’t have all this fancy set-up? And how do viruses do it? They ain’t even got a cell.

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    We should shut down 2/3rds of society until there's a 100% Safe and Effective™ vaccine against it that no-one is allowed to know the details of for 75 years.

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So prions are basically The Thing?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No, The Thing is a science-fiction horror cult classic film. Quite dissimilar from a prion.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        .t

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It’s funny that evolution doesn’t really give a frick about sentience.
    >weird ball of DNA floating around that can self-replicate?
    >yeah that’ll do and frick it if it destroys the rest of my creation

    Von Neumann probes before it was cool.

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    That's a bacteriophage. It can't get you sick.

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I was a bacteriophage in a hot girls body

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Jimmy Neutron is only one that comes to mind, kek

  30. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Kek the bacteriophage. That thing only infects bacteria but it's nice to be reminded how scientifically-illiterate Cinemaphile is.

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    *Attaches to you*
    What are you gonna do about it, homosexual???

  32. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Metal Gear Solid 4

  33. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    viruses are just a theory

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      meds and sproke

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      according to whom?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      a game theory

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I still don't understand hod these things aren't alive. They perform an action that seems like reproduction by injecting their stuff into things, leading to more of them.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      they don't have a metabolism
      its the difference between a wind up toy and an engine

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >they dont have metabolismirino so their reproduction is fake

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          who are you quoting howeverbeit

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I'm just explaining one of the distinctions between cells and viruses
          There are many definitions in biology that have fuzzy boundaries (such as species, phenotypes, or even the distinction between eukaryotes and prokaryotes) and that includes the definition of life. The utility these definitions are for rules of thumb, categorization and ease of reference (to make the discovery and research of novel biological principles easier)

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      there is a set definition of life that contains the following attributes
      >organization
      >metabolism
      >homeostasis
      >growth
      >reproduction
      viruses only have reproduction (and maybe organization) going on for them, as they rely on living organisms (by the definition) to replicate themselves

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They don't eat, they don't grow.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        but you don't reproduce yet you're alive fatso?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          nin infst x ghkyvby4cxdzra

          t. my 8 month old son.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            damn at first I thought it it was a link to some gallery with pics of wiener
            never reply to me again

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              (You)

  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >every virus/bacteria is just a nondescript blob
    >except the bacteriophage which is some kind of fricking Flood super spider monster
    excuse me?

  36. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Based bacteriophage poster. Daily reminder that viruses are living things.

  37. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  38. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Saw them in Mad God

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I had to look that up, I'd completely forgotten about those. Good memory

  39. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
  40. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    protiens look like wierd alien creatures like this and they are literally a part of you.

  41. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Actually they only attack bacterias.

  42. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >real life
    >posts cgi

  43. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >dude le micro machines trust the science

  44. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    According to /misc/ the covid restrictions will never be lifted.

  45. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I hate this thread, there are things people shouldn't know. I hate prions

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >there are things people shouldn't know.
      You mean like the Roko's Basilisk?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I just want that nerd to know that torturing a sojyak meant to depict me for eternity is not a threat I take seriously

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      "PRIONS could be here" he thought. "I've never been in this neighborhood before. There could be PRIONS anywhere". The cool wind felt good against his bare chest. "I HATE PRIONS" he thought.

  46. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Frick off you fricking homosexual, those "freaks" kill viruses. SAY SORRY NOW! SAY SORRY TO HER! NOOOOOOOOOOW! YOU WILL APOLOGIZE OR ELSE!

  47. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    THE SCARIEST PART ABOUT THEM IS THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY THOUGHTLESS, LIKE Black folk.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Don't insult viruses by comparing them to Black folk.

  48. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    OP you fricking tard. there have been plenty movies about Moon landing

  49. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The whole resident evil movies

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >resident evil is live estrogen backwards

      really makes your brain go hmmm

  50. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >read Cinemaphile thread about disease
    >limbs and organs inexplicably start to ache

  51. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    parasites are the true terror

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      how antismegmatic of you

  52. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i dont understand how are these things not alive but somehow operating and doing things showing it has a function?

  53. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Bacteroiphages are harmless to humans and in fact we're experimenting with injecting ourselves with them to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria

  54. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Go out at night
    >Get bit by a rabid bat
    >Don't even feels it because it's basically a small nibble
    >Go on with life
    >Start showing symptoms
    >It's already over, you have a painful week left to live
    Shit's scary man

  55. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Am I the only one here with a phobia of bats?

    If a rabid dog bites you you can't miss it but a bat could fly in, bite you in your sleep and fly out and you would never know because their teeth are sharp and tiny.

    Bats are everywhere so you can't be like "I don't live in the jungle I'm fine".

    And rabies shots are painful and expensive so it's not something you easily get to be on a safe side if you got the slighest suspicion.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Bats aren't gonna bite you. You have to frick with it to get bit.
      Don't worry.

      The biggest, accidental risk is people who go camping. The bats get trapped in their sleeping bags or equipment and they have accidental interactions.
      If you're an outdoorsy person you should just get the shot.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        people got rabies from a bat just flying into them with no biting

        also its the rabid bats that act erratically

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