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20th Aug '16 3:19:19 AM WillBGood
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* The premise of the book ''TheBreedsOfMan'' has a cure for [=AIDS=] becoming a fresh plague in its own right, a SterilityPlague which affects more people than [=AIDS=] ever did. ([[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Scientists!]]).

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* The premise of the book ''TheBreedsOfMan'' has a cure for [=AIDS=] becoming a fresh plague in its own right, a SterilityPlague which affects more people than [=AIDS=] ever did. ([[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Scientists!]]).Scientists.]])
20th Aug '16 3:19:01 AM WillBGood
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* The premise of the book ''TheBreedsOfMan'' has a cure for [=AIDs=] becoming a fresh plague in it's own right, a SterilityPlague which affects more people than [=AIDs=] ever did. ([[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It Scientists]]).

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* The premise of the book ''TheBreedsOfMan'' has a cure for [=AIDs=] [=AIDS=] becoming a fresh plague in it's its own right, a SterilityPlague which affects more people than [=AIDs=] [=AIDS=] ever did. ([[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It Scientists]]).It, Scientists!]]).
7th Aug '16 10:46:32 AM Sharlee
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* HIV is often falsely suspected to be one of these; seen under microscope, the virus is an incredibly layered and complex virus. It also has a very low incubation time, which would be important for an artificial virus to enhance its spread potential. And, while it was probably originally contracted by blood contact with apes being harvested for food, actually confirming this beyond a doubt is problematic. Naturally, thanks to these facts, conspiracies run rampant.

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* HIV is often falsely suspected to be one of these; seen under microscope, the virus is an incredibly layered and complex virus. It also has a very low incubation time, which would be important for an artificial virus to enhance its spread potential. And, while it was probably originally contracted by blood contact with apes being harvested for food, actually confirming this beyond a doubt is problematic. Naturally, thanks to these facts, conspiracies conspiracy theories run rampant.rampant.
** The very complexity of HIV that makes people speculate about its origin is actually strong evidence that it's ''not'' man-made. If human biotechnology were advanced enough to be capable of constructing something ''that'' complex, it'd also be advanced enough to have made a lot more progress on eradicating or at least vaccinating against it.
19th Jul '16 4:59:15 PM Sharlee
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* Biopesticides, a more target-selective alternative to insecticides, are insect-killing bacteria (e.g. ''Bacillus thuringiensis''), fungi, viruses and nematodes. Harmless to humans, they're bred for high virulence to maximize their value in agricultural pest management.

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* Biopesticides, a more target-selective alternative to insecticides, are insect-killing bacteria (e.g. ''Bacillus thuringiensis''), fungi, viruses and nematodes. or nematodes cultivated for agricultural pest control. Harmless to humans, they're bred for high virulence to maximize their value in agricultural pest management.effectiveness.
19th Jul '16 4:58:09 PM Sharlee
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* Biopesticides, a less-indiscriminate alternative to insecticides, are insect-killing bacteria (e.g. ''Bacillus thuringiensis''), fungi, viruses and nematodes. Harmless to humans, they're bred for high virulence to maximize their value in agricultural pest management.

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* Biopesticides, a less-indiscriminate more target-selective alternative to insecticides, are insect-killing bacteria (e.g. ''Bacillus thuringiensis''), fungi, viruses and nematodes. Harmless to humans, they're bred for high virulence to maximize their value in agricultural pest management.
19th Jul '16 4:55:37 PM Sharlee
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* Biopesticides, a less-indiscriminate alternative to insecticides, are insect-killing bacteria (e.g. ''Bacillus thuringiensis''), fungi, viruses and nematodes. Hrmless to humans, they're bred for high virulence to maximize their value in agricultural pest management.

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* Biopesticides, a less-indiscriminate alternative to insecticides, are insect-killing bacteria (e.g. ''Bacillus thuringiensis''), fungi, viruses and nematodes. Hrmless Harmless to humans, they're bred for high virulence to maximize their value in agricultural pest management.
19th Jul '16 4:54:55 PM Sharlee
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* Biopesticides, a less-indiscriminate alternative to insecticides, are insect-killing bacteria (e.g. ''Bacillus thuringiensis''), fungi, viruses and nematodes. Hrmless to humans, they're bred for high virulence to maximize their value in agricultural pest management.
9th Jul '16 11:34:31 AM billybobfred
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* In ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsOptimal'', a depressed programmer came ''this close'' to unleashing a highly-contagious plague that would lock everyone's facial muscles into a "smile". You see, he wrote an AI, showed it a bunch of photos of smiling faces, and said "[[LiteralGenie make everyone in the world smile]]". Luckily, Celest-AI stepped in before the virus could actually be released.
20th Jun '16 2:31:31 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': One form of the world-killing Exterminatus uses a virus that breaks down all living tissue, reducing the biosphere to a mass of extremely flammable matter.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': 40000}}'':
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One form of the world-killing Exterminatus procedure uses a virus that breaks down all living tissue, reducing the biosphere to a mass of extremely flammable matter.matter. While useful on planets with lots of minerals or infrastructure, agriworlds become useless to the Imperium, and they've stopped using them ever since they figured out virus bombings powered up Nurgle, the god of disease and decay.
** One Dark Eldar Archon is known to be narcissistic to the point where he once unleashed a virus on a planet that changed every living thing's face into a copy of his own.
5th May '16 3:26:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The Shakara Federation was wiped out by an engineered disease known as the Red Death. Its creator had noble intentions in doing so because of the ruthless order that the Shakara imposed on the rest of the universe, but became TheAtoner when the alliance that funded her plunged it back into an age of chaos and tyranny.
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