deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Thu Jul 19 09:28:04 CDT 2001
Since I am in "Taxacom-posting" mode at the moment anyway, I'll take this
opportunity to ask about something that I've never had a good handle on.
Ron Gatrelle wrote:
> The idea that all life on earth
> came from one seed is just an assumption.
Sticking within the evolutionary paradigm, I ask these questions:
Are Viruses considered to be "life"?
Is "Vira" considered as a legitimate Kingdom, alongside the other recognized
...and most directly to my query:
Is there a general feeling that Viruses share a common origin with other
forms of life, or might their origin be independent?
Thanks, and Aloha,
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