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Interesting piece. The debate roars on about what is/is not considered life. I'd like to propose the following regarding viruses: I'd say that viruses are not living (because they can't have experiences) but they are indeed life-forms, because they can reproduce themselves by the millions.

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Adelia Ritchie, PhD

Author of "The Accidental Expat: A Costa Rican Adventure", science lover, contributing editor at SalishMagazine.org, expat, seeking the interesting and unusual