Posted: Dec 20, 2017 12:30 pm
by zulumoose
Viruses are not considered to be life

Well that got me googling!

It appears that there is a lot of argument and debate around the subject, I don't know a lot about biology so I'm not going to delve too deeply, but it certainly appears to be a hazy line.

Makes me wonder if viruses were a separate incomplete abiogenesis event, only managing to hang on parasitically to already established life, and would have been doomed to failure in any earlier instance.