Found something new that I liked so I felt like dumping it. Enjoy.
AIDS is caused by the hiv virus, the virus must be present in at least one person in the community to spread. STD's are not spontaneously generated every time a dick touches a vagina. If you have a completetly std free population the only ways they could get one is contact with another population, crossover of a disease from an animal population or mutation of an existing disease into an std. This is why vaccination campaigns can wipe out diseases. No more carriers equals no more disease.
Nice work explaining that. Haven't read the whole story but if he's the only guy; I think the bigger problem would be the next generation all being half-siblings. Without genetic diversity on the island after 2-3 generations everyone will have genetic birth defects.
Just like STIs, genetic defects only propagate in an inbreeding population if they're present in the initial breeding population.
Due to the complexity of the human genome and the number and variation of genetic afflictions out there it's probable that any one person taken from the general human population will have some unexpressed inheritable defect, but if the initial generation has no such problems (doujin luck) they'd be relatively ok, barring genetic mutation which affects all populations.
Of course, the limited genetic variation would lead to decreased resistance to environmental pathogens and such but they're on a fucking island.
>No more carriers equals no more disease.
Pretty hard to do when some of those carriers can't be made extinct since they are protected by wildlife laws.
For example, a lot of new diseases these days are dumbfucks in a third world country eating wild animals they should never try eating like bats.
Just read news articles about immigrants illegally importing in wild game meat full of nasty viruses and the illegal exotic meat market.
It is also pretty much France's fault.
Most of the dangerous wild meat market originates from Africa and the main bridge for this meat to enter the rest of the world is French airports who barely do anything to stop the illegal dangerous wild game meat from being exported to the rest of the world.
Viruses can only be made truly extinct if we take extreme measures.
However, these days, I feel like WHO and the CDC just take a band-aid approach when it comes to combating diseases.
Gone are the days are those scientists from the 1950s just eliminating all possible carriers with extreme prejudice and forcing citizens to hang warning signs outside their front door, to alert the milk man that someone was very sick inside the house.
And another example is the recent ebola cases.
We let ebola patients out of quarantine despite the fact we found out ebola is one sly motherfucker, able to hide in places in the human body it shouldn't be able to hide in.
People back in the Middle Ages weren't as stupid as this.
They just forced diseased people to live in some isolated colony for the rest of the lives to make sure no one else gets infected.
It was a tough decision but it worked for a majority of diseases that plague ancient civilization.
Honestly, guys, flesh is a weakness; we should just surrender our flesh and become the Machine.
The Ancient Greeks claimed that Man was once made from Gold and life was good, so why don't we become Gold, itself, and reclaim back the Golden Age as a Golden Creature that experiences no decay.
yeah i got myself really confused when i first saw this thread, i thought first it was only one serie but then realised there were several. some i have already read before. I really appreciate anyone you can name in this thread. Especially the first one.
On a somewhat related note, there's also the case of idiots who are abandoning cures for existing diseases and allowing things that are on their way to extinction to come back.
There was that Measles outbreak in Disneyland a while back. I'm sure it's not much longer until The Black Plague makes a comeback.