The Devil’s Reblog: The origin of the coronavirus — Why Evolution Is True

I have thought of writing about the SARS-CoV-2 for sometime, but deferring to a well-trained scientist to do the honours is a more honest approach. I know people have told you that I am the prince of lies. Still, here we are.

An excerpt from the author’s personal website presents his qualifications to speak on the subject.

Jerry A. Coyne, Ph.D is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago and was a member of both the Committee on Genetics and the Committee on Evolutionary Biology. Coyne received a B.S. in Biology from the College of William and Mary. He then earned a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology at Harvard University in 1978, working in the laboratory of Richard Lewontin. After a postdoctoral fellowship in Timothy Prout’s laboratory at The University of California at Davis, he took his first academic position as assistant professor in the Department of Zoology at The University of Maryland. In 1996 he joined the faculty of The University of Chicago, becoming Emeritus in 2015.

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A new paper in Science (click on screenshot below, pdf here, reference at bottom) suggests that Covid-19—referred to in this study as SARS-CoV-2—likely originated in horseshoe bats that were collected in Yunnan in southern China, were not contaminations from the Wuhan Institute of Viriology (WIV), but were transferred to humans via an intermediate animal vector (probably…

The origin of the coronavirus — Why Evolution Is True

— An Honest Devil

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