[FoRK] Putting a little fear of Evolution in folks....

Albert Scherbinsky < albert at softwarepress.com > on > Wed Mar 15 12:35:44 PST 2006

Good question.

I'm inclined to believe that they are alive. Things
with genetic material that reproduce are alive, no?

Albert

--- Joe Barrera <joe at barrera.org> wrote:

> Albert S. wrote:
> 
>  > The Avian Flu is a terrible thing, but am I the
> only one who thinks
>  > it's cool to see a living thing evolve in real
> time, right before our 
> eyes?
> 
> Depends on WHICH LIVING THING.
> 
> Besides, are viruses* alive?
> 
> - Joe
> 
> *From Nick Moffitt's sig:
> "virii" would be the plural of the mythical
> masculine
> noun "virius". The neuter plural of "virus" would be
> "vira" (as "opus" & "opera"), and "viri" is the
> plural
> of the masculine "vir" (man). It really is
> "viruses"!
> 
> 
> 
> 


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