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Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

Jack Douglas

Re: Meh...

> I thought viruses officially weren't alive, so I find this an unconvincing demonstration that living things can speciate.

"they are non-living particles with some chemical characteristics similar to those of life" according to Wikipedia

It's indirect evidence really — 'species' means something different for a virus that it does for living organisms, particularly those that reproduce sexually.

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