How do scientists determine whether “something” is alive?
Learning Goal: I’m working on a biology discussion question and need guidance to help me learn. Using at least 2 concise sentences, argue your answer for each criterion as to whether viruses are alive or not.minimum of 500 words and AMA FORMATHow do scientists determine whether “something” is alive? In your thread, you will compare viruses to the 7 criteria scientists have set to determine if something is alive. For your reply, discuss with a classmate your findings and compare your answers.1. Living “things” must maintain homeostasisAre viruses made up of cells?Are viruses able to monitor or create change in their internal environment?2. Living “things” have different levels of organizationDo viruses have different levels of organization?3. Living “things” reproduceDo viruses replicate or reproduce?4. Living “things” growDo viruses grow in size or complexity?5. Living “things” use energyDo viruses use energy?6. Living “things” respond to stimuliDo viruses respond to external stimuli?7. Living “things” adapt to their environmentDo viruses adapt to their environment?To prepare for this discussion, do research using 3 reference sources: Scriptural statements about life’s sanctity and God’s authority over creation of life, the Learn material for this Module: Week, and trusted, scholarly websites dealing with the issue that viruses are alive/dead.
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