Definition: End of History Illusion, Paradox of Aging, Hieratic Scale

End of History Illusion

Misperception humans have that they won’t change much as a person (personality-wise) for the rest of their lives

 

Paradox of Aging

The fact that older people are happier despite declining health, independence, and so on

 

 

Doesn’t anybody check how these things appear on newsfeeds???

Definition: Retrovirus

Retrovirus

A type of virus that uses RNA as its genetic material. After infecting a cell, a retrovirus uses an enzyme called reverse transcriptase to convert its RNA into DNA. The retrovirus then integrates its viral DNA into the DNA of the host cell, which allows the retrovirus to replicate.

 

Hear the fascinating story of how retroviruses were found and proven against the vast majority of scientific opinions that deemed the idea to have been nonsense for many years! This is like science-fiction of the nasty kind, found in this Revisionist History podcast episode below!

Definition: Reverse Transcriptase

Reverse Transcriptase

A reverse transcriptase (RT) is an enzyme used to generate complementary DNA (cDNA) from an RNA template, a process termed reverse transcription.

 

It’s a cool, but slightly complicated concept. As a result, I’ll leave it to you to read more about it in the link above, or the Revisionist History podcast episode below!