Friday, May 21, 2021

Are Viruses Alive?

Viruses are incredibly weird, as they exist on the edge of our definition of life. The problem is most likely our definition of life. If we expand definition to include viruses, then we have to include other obviously non-living things like artificial intelligence and living things that aren't organisms, like prions. But viruses are currently the edge case in the argument, as SciShow explains. (via Geeks Are Sexy)


huemaurice5 said...

By definition, a virus (nanoscopic metallic dust expelled from the magma and raised by the production of gas) is NOT alive. It's just a charged battery.
Not to be confused with bacteria (also called microbes) which are alive.

xoxoxoBruce said...

You've been drinking haven't you, huemaurice5. LoL