it is often argued that viruses are not living. why ?

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A virus is argued to be considered non living because it does not contain the same things that a living organism needs. The things that a living organism needs are  1. composed of cells 2. have different levels of organization  3. use energy 4. respond to the environment 5. must grow 6. must reproduce either asexually or through sexual reproduction 7. must adapt to enviroment this is what is required for a object to be considered living

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