What are the origins of self-replicating organisms like viruses and prions?

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  • Viruses and prions are not capable of self-replication. They are dependent upon the hosts they are in to enable their replication.

    It is not entirely clear how they originated.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Viruses are bits and pieces of cells, from which they evolved. It is extremely unlikely that they were precursors of cells or they evolved the universal genetic code independently. Many viruses contain more than just protein wrapped around a piece of DNA or RNA. Many of them have other organelles that are found inside cells. 

  • CRR
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It's not known for certain but they are probably fragments of normal cells that have gone rogue.

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    hard to say .. one thing thats a fact that is completely ignored by the 'scientific' community today specifically because it doesnt fit their narrative is there have been extremly advanced civilizations in the past that knew about dna and how to manipulate it to some extent ... ever seen the 'Caduceus' .. yeah looks just like a dna molecule .. origins - thought to be ancient mesopotamia .. thousands of years ago ..

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