In my opinion I don’t necessarily believe viruses are alive because of the fact that viruses can’t reproduce on there own, they need a cell to reproduce. If you had a looser definition of alive then maybe they can be considered alive. I also beileve there not alive because according to the seven characteristics of life for something to be considered alive it has to be able to grow over time, respond to stimuli, metabolize energy, produce offspring, maintain a stable body temperature, adapt to their environment, and consist of one or more cells. Living things grow use nutrients and energy to grow.
Viruses exploit there host into building viruses, therefore each virion is created fully grown, and it will not get bigger or intricate. Meaning viruses can’t grow. Viruses haven’t really shown that they can respond to stimuli, but there also isn’t enough research to be one-hundred percent sure. For a virus to create another virion unit it has to build nucleic acids, to be able to put capsids together, and this does take a lot of energy. But, all this energy that goes into creating this comes form the host. Viruses can benefit from energy, but there taking it from the host. Therefore technically it’s a maybe as to whether they use energy. Viruses multiply, and while our immune system can handle one virion, it can harm us if there are thousands, and if they are replicated in a short period of time.
Viruses need to use the host’s cells to create virions. Because of the fact that they don’t have nuclei, ribosomes or organelles, so they don’t have the resources to copy their own genes. Therefor they seize the ‘host’s cellular equipment, to copy there viral genetic information, build capsids, and construct everything.'(According to https://rb.gy/k5niwk) Therefore I believe it’s considered replicating instead of reproducing. Viruses can’t maintain homeostasis because of the simple fact that there not made up of cells and to maintain homeostasis they need cells to do this. Also viruses don’t have cell membranes so they can’t help maintain homeostasis.
Evolution, and adaptations happen through mutations, and viruses do adapt to their surroundings. Unlike responding to Stimuli adaptation can take place over time. A virus lives in one of two stages the Lysogenic phase, and the Lytic phase. In the Lysogenic phase the viral DNA integrates itself within the cells DNA and it then multiples, whenever the cell multiplies. In the Lytic phase the virus is fervently replicating itself into the host’s cells. If a host doesn’t have enough energy to support the viruses’ replication process it will switch to the lysogenic phase. So it technically can adapt to it’s environment if it’s unstable. Living things are made up of cells, but viruses aren’t made up of cells. Viruses are made up of virions, capsids, and an envelope, but not cells. So, in this case there dead. This is as to why it is believed that viruses aren’t alive if anything they can be described as androids.
Elevating Essay Writing: Delivering Excellence and Literary Distinction
Crafting Essays that Leave a Lasting Impression
In the realm of academic expression, where words have the power to shape ideas and inspire minds, we stand as a beacon of excellence. As dedicated essayists, we take immense pride in our ability to weave words into captivating narratives, enlightening arguments, and thought-provoking analyses. Our journey as essay writers has been one of continuous growth and meaningful impact. Let’s explore some remarkable instances where our expertise has made a significant difference.
Guiding Students Towards Success
Our journey is intertwined with the success stories of numerous students who sought our guidance. In one instance, a struggling undergraduate approached us with an intricate topic in the field of sociology. Through meticulous research and a nuanced understanding of the subject, we formulated an essay that not only secured the student’s academic standing but also ignited their passion for social sciences.
Similarly, a graduate student grappling with the complexities of literary criticism found solace in our expertise. We delved into the depths of literary theory, dissecting texts and exploring nuanced interpretations. The resulting essay not only garnered accolades but also instilled a newfound confidence in the student’s analytical abilities.
Breathing Life into Topics: Examples of Our Endeavors
The Intersection of Technology and Society: In an era dominated by technological advancements, we embarked on an essay that explored the intricate relationship between technology and society. By seamlessly blending sociological insights with technological trends, we created an essay that resonated with readers across disciplines.
Environmental Ethics and Sustainability: With environmental concerns taking center stage, we took on the challenge of crafting an essay that delved into the ethical dimensions of sustainability. Through rigorous research, we presented a compelling argument that not only addressed the urgency of the issue but also proposed actionable solutions.
Literary Analysis: Unraveling Symbolism: Literary works often conceal layers of symbolism. In an essay dedicated to the works of a renowned author, we unraveled the subtle threads of symbolism woven into the narrative. This essay not only celebrated the author’s craftsmanship but also offered readers a deeper appreciation for the written word.
A Tapestry of Literary Accolades
Our dedication to the art of essay writing has not gone unnoticed. Over the years, we have had the privilege of being recognized in esteemed literary competitions that celebrate creativity and intellectual prowess. These accolades serve as a testament to our commitment to delivering essays that transcend the ordinary and venture into the extraordinary.
Literary Award Highlights
Eloquent Prose Prize: Awarded by the Prestigious Wordsmith Guild, this accolade celebrated our mastery over language and the art of storytelling. The essay that earned us this honor explored the nuanced emotions of human existence through a compelling narrative.
Critical Thinker’s Commendation: Presented by the Symposium of Intellectual Thought, this award acknowledged our prowess in critical analysis. Our essay, dissecting the philosophical underpinnings of existentialism, showcased our ability to navigate complex ideologies with finesse.
Literary Luminary Award: Conferred by the Literary Confluence, this award celebrated our contribution to literary discourse. The winning essay, an exploration of the intersection between culture and identity, captured the essence of diverse human experiences.
Conclusion: Pioneering Excellence in Essay Writing
As we reflect on our journey as essayists, we are filled with a profound sense of purpose. Our dedication to delivering exceptional essays that enlighten, engage, and inspire remains unwavering. Through intricate narratives, incisive analyses, and unwavering commitment to the written word, we have carved a niche for ourselves in the realm of academic and literary excellence. Join us as we continue to shape ideas, foster growth, and transcend boundaries through the power of the written essay.