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* Biology is the study of life.* Viruses are (per your favored definition) not life.
So, tell me. If someone spends his whole scientific career studying viruses ... does that mean that he is not a biologist?
No, because the study of viruses is necessarily linked to the study of the living host of viruses. You cannot understand a virus without also understanding certain aspects of their hosts.
And more importantly what is the qualitative difference between light 619nm and light of 620nm that makes 620 red and 619 not.
And if you want to use a definition based on species you'll need a good, solid definition of species. Good luck with that.
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