A lifeform doesn't need necessarily be able to reproduce - as many lifeforms equipped for it are actually sterile. Now, a regular virus isn't a true cellular lifeform, it's based on a (protein?) that attacks the cellular structure of other lifeforms. I say it's a knockoff variant.
Because we ourselves give out the definition for life.Philosophically, how do you even know that you, yourself are alive?
Because we ourselves give out the definition for life.
That is the problem right there, Words are solely expressions of ideas but are not real! For example: you can not touch the word 'flower' and you need the experience of the word in order to understand it. E.g Try to explain the colour red to a blind man.
Our thoughts are made up of words, that are divided into fragmented bits and pieces whereas justified reality is undivided. Therefore the complex of problems lies in putting reality back into a whole, using thought.