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Amina Rahman

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Is malaria intelligent?
« on: 10/12/2009 12:30:03 »
Amina Rahman asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Can malaria be considered one of the most intelligent and advanced of "species" if we measure it according to its age, evolutionary adaptation and survival?

What do you think?


 

Offline Madidus_Scientia

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Is malaria intelligent?
« Reply #1 on: 10/12/2009 18:03:00 »
I think you could call it successful, but I don't think the word intelligent applies. Viruses are just as successful but they're little more than a packet of genetic material, and it's debatable whether a virus could be considered to be life at all, let alone intelligent life.
 

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Is malaria intelligent?
« Reply #2 on: 24/01/2010 09:21:31 »
malaria like most other microbes is unicellular. so mutations that take place in it's genome are carried on to all it's offsprings. that's why it's successful. i don't think it's intelligent.   
 

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Is malaria intelligent?
« Reply #3 on: 24/01/2010 13:30:05 »
If it were intelligent it would stop killing its host.
 

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