Are viruses alive?
cicero%imb.dnet at LAS.AS.EDU.TW
Sun Jul 19 21:43:28 EST 1992
/Viruses are alive in that they evolved from living organisms...
I have one insteresting question:
Which one of viruses and living organisms "appear" in earth, first?
1. Viruses (naked, just a fragment of sequence) appear first.
And it was "injected" into organisms "by accident".
2. Organisms first. And its sequences broke (or...) for some reason.
3. Viruses were a "devolution" from some kind of mechanism (reason).
(Not a "devolution" from its host organism).
4. Or .... ???
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