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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 3 weeks ago

Is virus life or non-life?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Viruses are an example that make it clear that there's not a good definition of life. They're not cells, that much is clear. Most of them don't have any metabolism, but they definitely reproduce. They're cellular parasites, but if they're not alive, perhaps some other parasites shouldn't be considered alive either.

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  • Zirp
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    3 weeks ago

    It's on the border

    viruses do procreate, but they don't eat, secrete or metabolise anything

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Non-life.

    No metabolism = not alive.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    It's alive and functioning till it dehydrates or times out.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    it's more like a package of genetic code floating about looking for a host,it cannot be considered alive until it finds one.

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