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Post by victor » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:23 am

wow...that's an HIV you posted there...
yes, I ever saw a film which said...."viruses are too symetric compared to living things...". I also heard that virus is an another evolution from piece of genetic material (DNA/RNA) when the world is filled with RNA (RNA world)
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Post by ninetails » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:37 pm

yeah if you guys think you are bored and tired of this topic listen to this, if we welcome viral particles to the world of the living, which city do they go to Plant city or the animal city. :P

Forget it, let them enjoy their special status, come on everyone wants to be different. Don't they :?:

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Post by victor » Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:44 am

I think that they'll make a whole brand new city there :lol:
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Post by lara » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:02 am

fine.letz look at it this way.probably,viruses are a totally diffrerent group of organism that evolved in a different pathway.their lifestyle may represent a higher level of specialization that is viruses are more advanced than any other living form????/

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Post by victor » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:20 am

hmmm...we have made some categories to consider something whether is a living thing (organism) or a non-living thing.
You can see that virus can be considered as a living one because you see that virus shares the common things with the other life-forms which are genetic material and bio-polymers...only those.
But how about the others? anything that virus doesn't share with the other living thing, such as self-metabolism, reproduction, differentiation? Even though virus shares the most basic and universal things with other living things, it doesn't mean that virus is a living thing. It lacks another categories to be considered as a living thing....
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