Dangers of Adhering to an Obsolete Paradigm: Could Zika Virus Lead to a Reversal of Human Evolution?
|Wickramasinghe NC1,2 and Steele EJ3*|
|1Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology (BCAB), Buckingham University, UK|
|2Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astroeconomics, Gifu, Japan|
|3CY O'Connor ERADE Village Foundation, PO Box 5100, Canning Vale South 6155, WA, Australia|
|*Corresponding Author :||Steele EJ
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|Received: February 06, 2016 Accepted: February 11, 2016 Published: February 15, 2016|
|Citation:Wickramasinghe NC and Steele EJ (2016) Dangers of Adhering to an Obsolete Paradigm: Could Zika Virus Lead to a Reversal of Human Evolution? Astrobiol Outreach 4:147. doi:10.4172/2332-2519.1000147|
|Copyright: © 2016 Wickramasinghe NC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited|
The recent emergence of a form of the Zika virus leading to microencephaly in new-born infants would continue to pose a major Global threat until its ultimate origins are properly understood. We argue that adhering to the obsolete paradigm of closed-box Darwinian evolution is a major obstacle to progress. If the Zika virus escalates unchecked its soma-to-germ line transfer might effectively lead to the emergence of a new human species with a diminished level of cognition.