Viruses are genetic material that flees

  There are many mysteries to be solved about the origin of life, one of which is the origin of the virus.
  We generally classify viruses as microorganisms. But in fact, viruses are not living lives, which is controversial in the scientific community. The reason is that all other organisms are composed of cells and can survive and reproduce independently, but the structure of the virus is simpler than cells (only a small piece of genetic material is wrapped in a protein shell) and lacks the ability to survive independently. It must be parasitic in the cell, and it can do nothing without the cell. If, according to textbooks, one of the basic characteristics of life is the ability to survive independently, then the virus is obviously not a kind of life. But once the virus invades the host cell, it can quickly replicate itself and hurt the host. From this point, it seems to have certain characteristics of life.
  It is this ambiguity of the virus that confuses scientists about its origin: biology generally evolves from simple to complex. Since the virus is simpler than the cell, the virus should naturally appear earlier than the cell. This is the first View. But “the skin does not exist, the hair will cling”. Since the virus does not have independent viability, it certainly does not appear before the cells, so some scientists speculate that there are cells first, and then some single-celled organisms (such as bacteria) Degradation, forming a virus, is the second view. These two views seem to be fair and reasonable, and my wife is reasonable.
  A strange microbe recently discovered by Australian scientists on a small island off the coast of Antarctica may provide a glimmer of light to resolve this debate.
  This microorganism is neither a bacterium nor a virus, but a plasmid. A plasmid is a closed, circular, double-stranded DNA molecule. It is an organelle that is widely found in biological cells, including the human body. Like genes in the nucleus, genes in the plasmid can independently replicate themselves in the cell. But this plasmid, which scientists call “pR1SE,” is a bit unusual: it has a soft bubble wrapped around it for protection; ordinary plasmids do not have this soft bubble. With this layer of protection, it can either replicate itself in the host’s cells or leave the old host in search of a new host.
  All in all, pR1SE has many functions of the virus. The only difference between it and a virus is that the outer shell of the virus is a hard protein shell, while the outer shell of pR1SE is a soft lipid vesicle. A reasonable guess is that the virus may have evolved from a soft-vesicle-encapsulated plasmid like pR1SE. In the evolutionary process, the soft “coat” of lipids was replaced by the hard “formamidine” of proteins, which could provide better protection.
  Since plasmids are usually found in cells, we can further speculate that pR1SE is the plasmid that escaped from the cell. It goes without saying that the virus first originated in a plasmid that escaped from the cell. Therefore, the new findings support the idea that the virus originates later than the cell, but the virus is not a degenerate bacterium, but genetic material that escapes from the cell.