I doubt if any ERV is "purely functional". They are made of DNA and it is not surprising that the genome has "learned" how to use ERV's. They are full of potentially useful genetic information. From my understanding only fairly recent ERV's can be resurrected. The longer an ERV is in the genome the more mutations it will have. An obvious fact that Maz missed since she can think only from a creationist paradigm.<quoted text>
How do you explain that supposedly purely functional components which only LOOK like ERV's can be resurrected FROM these markers artificially with the result acting EXACTLY like a retrovirus does?
That's the part that I found to perhaps be a little "contrary"
too!!(I think, if the processing is accurate enough anyway)
And that might explain a great deal of the problem with Maz's thought process. She seems like she might be fairly bright, with the exception of basing her life on a belief in a fantasy. When you twist and turn science to take into account the equivalent of the Tooth Fairy you are going to get some very twisted science as a result.