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  1. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    05 Mar '14 00:11
    http://news.msn.com/science-technology/giant-virus-revived-after-more-than-30000-years?ocid=ansnews11
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Mar '14 18:28
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    http://news.msn.com/science-technology/giant-virus-revived-after-more-than-30000-years?ocid=ansnews11
    The piece says it is harmless to humans but what is its function?
  3. 07 Mar '14 08:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The piece says it is harmless to humans but what is its function?
    To multiply...?

    Does everything have to have a function? Like an intelligent designer who create something to have a function? Why does everything have to have a meaning in its life?
  4. 07 Mar '14 08:20
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    To multiply...?

    Does everything has to have a function? Like an intelligent designer who create something to have a function? Why does everything have to have a meaning in its life?
    The function of this virus is 42, silly!
  5. 07 Mar '14 10:06
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The piece says it is harmless to humans but what is its function?
    Virus' do not have a function, they only have infection characteristics/side effects. This particular one, multiplies by infecting amoeba as far as we know.