Bacteria and Viruses?

David Beorn dbeorn at freenet.vcu.edu
Thu Sep 19 05:53:16 EST 1996

On 10 Sep 1996, Louis van de Zande wrote:

> From: Louis van de Zande <L.P.W.G.M.van.de.Zande at biol.rug.nl>
> Newgroups: bionet.molbio.evolution
[much deletia] 
> A virus IN a cell, usually is no longer its former entity, but has 
> injected its genome into the cell. Now the genome is the living 
> thing? I'm not so sure about that. It all ends up a in definition of 
> LIFE. But nobody can give that. 
> Sorry, but I think that the aswering of the questions posed by Arthur 
> Chandler are beyond anybody's reach.

Are you saying no one can define what life is???  Or are you just saying 
we can't make an all inclusive definition that icudes everything we think 
it ought to include??


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