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    Bob....do you doubt that this is a living thing?
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    Viruses mutate..... Viruses evolve...... Viruses are biological..can anyone really dispute this?
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    Hmmm..do you think that the article was at all successful in detailing why new evidence in virology suggests viruses are alive? Surely you must have some thoughts about the evidence provided...
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    Not intended to be a trick question at all.....only intended to narrow down your definition of life...I figured that by listing those traits, you were detailing the essential properties of life....I'm curious which of those traits you consider to be the bare essentials in defining life...all of...
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    https://www.popsci.com/new-evidence-that-viruses-are-alive/
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    Hello Bob...so is it your opinion that if just one of these traits is absent, we are dealing with non-life? Does a living thing need to possess every single one of these traits?
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    Good enough for me.
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    Well, the question of what distinguishes life from non-life may be more philosophical (and yes, I have qualifications in that regards) than scientific.... But I'm curious..what do you do when those with the education and qualifications to define life disagree on the issue? That's great that you...
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    I never understood why people wear a mask while driving solo. And I'd expect to see widespread non-compliance with the EO as far as parking...
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    I truly don't know what you mean...but now I'm really curious..feel free to message me...
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    What are the necessary properties of life, as you see it?
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    It is a very interesting issue.... but viruses are comprised of genetic material which they reproduce, and they share with all life certain protein structures.... Yes, they are strangely unique, but alive nonetheless...
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    You can start with the subheading: "they are vital members of the web of life "
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    It's not simple, but it is nonetheless true...viruses are alive, as this article confirms.
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    Viruses are alive.
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    I mean, the sun emits UV radiation. UV radiation kills organisms.... The novel coronavirus is an organism..... Does anyone really need to see a peer-reviewed study to understand this? Sunlight kills other coronaviruses, and viruses in general..... This is not in dispute...
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    You are misusing the terminology. A scientific hypothesis doesn't just become a theory when it's peer-reviewed. Besides, the paper presents hard data that displays unmistakable trends...trends that are echoed in a good number of other papers...but sure, you'll see these studies pass peer-review...
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    Since I've been researching this topic these past 3 or so years, I've compiled extensive notes..... One thing I've done is to catalog sightings that closely match mine. Here's one: "A friend and I saw something very similar about 20 years ago. It was about 6 to 7:00 PM on a clear night facing...
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    I'm not suggesting that you are any safer outside in the sun in the event that someone with the virus coughs in your face. Let's not be silly now....
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    Sure thing... https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3567587 Simply not true?