Virions:Dead or Alive?
ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Thu May 4 03:19:42 EST 1995
To: Mark Jude Hyman <mh691292 at net.bio.net>
Subject: Re: Virions:Dead or Alive?
> To me, it's always been more of a philosopical argument.
Exactly. And one really not worth the effort, except that it gets
people thinking about what they blithely accept as LIFE. And riles
people like Jim Carrigton B-) (sorry, Jim)
Whether a virus is
> living or not depends purely on your definition of that term. I prefer to
> expand my definition to include viruses, but thern again, I work with them. :-)
Quite. So do I. And if I worked with prions, I'd probably stretch
the definition to include them too....
No more, Jim, I promise...!
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