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Steven_H Harwood harwoods at AVA.BCC.ORST.EDU
Thu Jan 19 13:53:51 EST 1995

My reflection on that is that while viruses do "reproduce" thus extending 
their genetic information in time, and subject to selection pressure, 
they do not meet the criteria set forth scribbled in the margin of notes 
from one of my own biology classes: "to live is to excrete".  -Steve Harwood

On Tue, 17 Jan 1995, Tara da Costa wrote:

> Hello.
> Next week, my grade 11 biology class will be having a debate on viruses,
> the resolution being that they are not living organisms. My group is
> challenging the resolution and is conducting research on the topic of
> viruses indeed being living organisms. 
> Any help or different ideas, views or opinions that anyone wishes to share
> with me would be greatly appreciated. It would also be appreciated if you
> respond via e-mail to bi629 at Freenet.Carleton.Ca
> Thank you very much.
> Tara.
> --
> "The smile that you send out...
>    returns to you." :)
> -Indian Wisdom

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