In case you’ve been wondering how this anti-vax crap spreads…


I blame Facebook, where every ignorant brain-fart can spread.

The COVID vaccine does not contain DNA. Even if it did (but why would it?) it won’t replace your DNA. DNA has nothing to do with souls — souls don’t exist, so it can’t.

The greater danger is that Facebook will eat your brain.

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  1. mamba says

    Even more ridiculous to their “claim”: Doesn’t a blood transfusion also carry the “DNA of another person”, yet I’m pretty sure aside from maybe a Jehova Witness, most christian sects have no issues with this at all. They don’t think that the doctor’s trying to dilute their soul while saving their life, do they? Or are they trying to say that merely taking in foreign DNA will change you? Because eating does that every day!

    Screw it, even THEY don’t know what they’re trying to say, so why am I trying to figure it out? HA!

  2. OverlappingMagisteria says

    A tomato sandwich contains a dead tomatoes DNA. What if your DNA changes to that tomato’s? Will you become a tomato?

  3. chrislawson says

    mamba@1 —

    There is only a very small amount of DNA in a blood transfusion. Mature red cells have no DNA, and the blood is filtered to remove most of the white cells, which reduces transfusion reactions. But you’re right — there’s still a little DNA in a transfusion which makes it infinitely more than any of the COVID vaccines.

    (And the Jehovah’s Witness objection is not to DNA per se, but due to a particular scriptural interpretation: https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/bible-about-blood-transfusion/ )

  4. raven says

    The COVID vaccine does not contain DNA.

    Some do.
    The adenovirus vector types from AZ and J&J.

    But it is so what and of no relevance to their cuckoo argument.
    The majority of cells in your body contain foreign DNA.
    Humans are colonized by a variety of microbes in the billions.

    What does the human microbiome include?

    The microbiome is the genetic material of all the microbes – bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses – that live on and inside the human body. The number of genes in all the microbes in one person’s microbiome is 200 times the number of genes in the human genome. The microbiome may weigh as much as five pounds.

    The Human Microbiome – University of Washington https://depts.washington.edu › FF_Microbiome
    P

  5. Larry says

    And if the DNA of a fly accidently got mixed in with the vaccine, you could turn into Brundlefly!

    Its true cause I seen in the the documentary “The Fly”.

  6. raven says

    Who is dumb enough to believe that meme anyway?
    Strangely enough, a huge number of people in the USA will just look at and agree, without the slightest idea of what DNA even is.

    As this pandemic drags on, the people ending up in the ICU with Covid-19 virus are almost all antivaxxers. They are also getting more and more dysfunctional; dumb, not educated, belligerent, combative, hostile, and often screaming at the health care workers and sometimes assaulting them. Most health care workers are beyond caring about these people any more and 18% have simply quit.

    So how cognitively lacking are they?
    Some of them aren’t vaccinated because they believe the Covid-19 viral disease is caused by demons and/or witchcraft. The Demon Theory of Disease is still alive and living in fundie xian’s minds.

  7. says

    @2 OverlappingMagisteria

    Damn beat me to it. Food contains DNA and we eat food. We are not Autotrophic, we need to consume that which lived and had DNA to live.

    Hey! I have an idea. (a bad one) we should start a diet fad. Welcome to the DNA-Free diet program. You can only eat food that doesn’t have DNA. Good luck starving to death.

  8. says

    @11
    Addendum: Just realized this can be done. Your diet will consist mostly of highly refined sugar and refined vegetable oil. So all the worst things in the American diet with none of the good things.

  9. brucegee1962 says

    @12
    So no DNA in Twinkies then?
    If I were you, I wouldn’t mention this diet idea ever again. Since, for most Americans, “most believable” = “whatever I most want to hear,” the idea that Twinkies are health food could take root across the country in a single news cycle. If it makes it onto Facebook or Twitter, we’re done for.

  10. R. L. Foster says

    While reading this, I had a random thought. Could I make a digital image of my genome and sell it as a non-fungible token (NFT) for big bucks? I’ve been musing about buying a golden EU passport as a fallback refuge if Trump is reelected, but I’d have to sell my house to come up with enough cash. Portugal costs €350,000. Is there a website where I could advertise my genome to gullible, deep pocketed billionaires? Maybe Musk would like to have it. In the future he could even clone me. He could even own my soul. I wouldn’t care. I’m not using it.

  11. davidc1 says

    @4 “The microbiome may weigh as much as five pounds.”
    Not all in one big lump I hope ? Don’t know about the rest of you ,but I am still coming to terms with the fact that there
    are tiny critters freeloading between my eyebrows

  12. PaulBC says

    I’m not the first to observe it, but when a statement merely gets something wrong, you can form an argument against it. A complete non sequitur, by contrast, can be so baffling as to leave no opening for correction. In this case, my first attempt at reply is “Wuhhhhhhh….” and it doesn’t get much better from there.

    Maybe I could fight fire with fire: if we’re getting dead people’s DNA then why are there still dead people? Ha! Gotcha!

  13. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    re @2 @11:
    They must think there is a difference between eating DNA and having it injected. Something about the stomach processing the food, which injection bypasses. Imagination runs wild when presented something that needs to be understood, and isn’t common knowledge [which is neither actually]

  14. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    re @13:
    yes, a rare case of the apostrophe being dropped rather than mistakenly inserted, which is the usual cases to pluralize a word.
    IE: How many dollar’s does it take to buy all those apostrophe’s?

  15. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    Makes no sense that my soul would be confused by my DNA getting changed, I thought souls didn;t care about all the details, the body is where the soul resides until it expires.

  16. stroppy says

    Hard to believe, there are people in the US who graduated high school, but whose minds are stuck somewhere in medieval Europe.

    Why It Took Scientists So Long to Figure Out Where Babies Come From
    Human conception was still basically a total mystery until as recently as 1875.
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/discovery-where-babies-come-from

    “They waited, like a series of ever-smaller Russian nesting dolls, one inside the other, in Adam’s testicles or in Eve’s ovaries.”

    DNA, a protohuman soul magic thingie that was created by God at the beginning of the universe, along with all those critters that can be squeezed, by a holy singularity, to fit in a wooden boat some dude-bro built in his backyard.

  17. outis says

    Oh tarnation and buggeration.
    I just had my dinner, and I engulfed (not without a certain pleasure) DNA from tomatoes, onions, olives, pigs, cows, wheat, chestnuts and a variety of herbs.
    Just WHAT I am going to turn into now? Should I keep a diary of the nightmarish process like Seth Brundle did?

  18. Ichthyic says

    A tomato sandwich contains a dead tomatoes DNA. What if your DNA changes to that tomato’s? Will you become a tomato?

    …and that’s what started the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

  19. StonedRanger says

    When I had three vertebrae in my neck fused the surgeon used bone fragments from dead people to aid the fusing process. Does this mean Im going to be four people in one? That would be kinda cool.

  20. raven says

    Does this mean Im going to be four people in one?

    Ask all the people who have transplanted organs; kidneys, hearts, livers, lungs, etc..

    That whole meme is silly anyway.
    According to the xian mythology, god made all the souls.
    Since he is omniscient, he should be able to figure out which soul is which.

  21. JimB says

    Davidc1 @16

    tiny critters freeloading between my eyebrows
    Dude. It’s worse than you think. Skin mites don’t poop. They have no anus. They just store it. Then when they die everything just…breaks down…

  22. whheydt says

    Re: stomedranger @ #24…
    When my broken leg was repaired, a titanium plate and some steel bolts were put in to hold everything in the correct places. Am I going to turn into Iron Man?

  23. says

    Social media gives everyone a voice. As I socialist, an early developer of (minor) elements of the ARPANET, and later of content delivery networks, I admit that I didn’t anticipate the downside and it puts me in a bit of a moral quandary.

  24. zetopan says

    “What if your DNA changes to that tomato’s? Will you become a tomato?”
    What??!! The adults who actually believe FaceBook posts still aren’t enough evidence for you?

    “Am I going to turn into Iron Man?”
    You would be even better than that: TitanIron Man. The abundance of iron in the Earth is an order of magnitude more common than titanium, one of the reasons why titanium is so much more expensive. Iron is relatively easy to machine while titanium rapidly wears out tooling,. yet another reason for the cost difference. Chrome is far less common than iron which is one reason why stainless steel costs a lot more than regular steel (as well as work hardening). Cheap stainless costs around $1.50 a Kg,, while titanium is around $40 / Kg, but these prices are also somewhat dated.

  25. raven says

    Sinopharm, J&J, Sputnik Shots Weaken: Study (6:21 a.m. NY)
    Bloomberg December 17, 2021

    Covid-19 shots made by China’s state-owned Sinopharm and Johnson & Johnson, as well as the Sputnik vaccine developed by Russia, were found to produce little or no antibodies against omicron in a study, as evidence of the new variant’s vaccine-evading abilities mount.

    Researchers at the University of Washington and Swiss drugmaker Humabs Biomed SA analyzed the efficacy of six vaccines against the highly-infectious and most-mutated Covid variant.

    Covid-19 shots made by China’s state-owned Sinopharm and Johnson & Johnson, as well as the Sputnik vaccine developed by Russia, were found to produce little or no antibodies against omicron in a study, as evidence of the new variant’s vaccine-evading abilities mount.

    Researchers at the University of Washington and Swiss drugmaker Humabs Biomed SA analyzed the efficacy of six vaccines against the highly-infectious and most-mutated Covid variant.

    I’ll put this here as a PSA.
    Three of the six vaccines used currently don’t work so well against the Omicron variant, which will soon be the dominant one. The main one for US people would be the J&J one, which isn’t very commonly given any more.

    Hospitals in a lot of the USA are already way over capacity with antivaxx Covid-19 virus patients.
    And the 6th wave is just getting started.
    A lot of people are going to get a serious viral disease for Xmas.

  26. vereverum says

    Proposition: Dead Person DNA.
    Question: Does it matter if the person was alive when the DNA was collected and then died later?
    Question: Are the effects of Live person DNA different than the effects of Dead Person DNA?
    Question: Are they able to obtain enough DNA for billions of doses from one person without killing that person?
    Question: If they did turn into the dead person, would they be a zombie or just dead.
    Inquiring minds want to know.

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