The Stupidity Virus
Look out for the stupidity virus! Yes, there really is such a thing, and we’ll tell you about it on today’s Creation Moments Minute!
As we’ve mentioned on previous Creation Moments programs, our bodies contain trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi, most of which are harmless. But researchers have now discovered a virus that infects human brains and makes us more stupid. No, we’re not making this up. The irony is that the scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska stumbled upon this discovery by sheer dumb luck.
The ATCV-1 virus is ordinarily found in green algae that inhabit rivers and lakes. So far, scientists have no idea how the micoorganism gets inside the throats of some humans. But this much they do know – it is not contagious and does not adversely affect a person’s health. It just makes them 10 percent more stupid.
Ref: “Virus that ‘makes humans more stupid’ discovered”, The Independent, 11/9/14. http://www.cnet.com/news/theres-a-virus-that-makes-you-stupid-scientists-say/. “American Researchers Discover ‘Stupidity Virus’, Newsweek, 11/10/14.