Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn
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Oh Science, Fair!

One suggested activity for the sciency-minded among us:Every week for a month, find a new and interesting question to ask on 「Ask A Biologist」. Post your question and the response(s) to your blog and talk about them.

One of my favourite answers on that site was on a question (not asked my me), "Are viruses alive?" - the answer:

  • In summary, Jason's orginal question "Are viruses alive?" might be better expressed as "Is 'alive' defined in such a way as to include viruses?" Put that way, it's clear that the question is about definitions rather than facts.
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