We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It is more likely that Viruses were some of the first bits of evolution in the hydrothermal vents of primordial oceans. Since cells and multi-cellular life occurred in these areas the viruses are an integral part of all life today. It seems that more processes than we thought need viruses as some point.