The Unicist Ontology of Viruses

A virus is a non complete living being that cannot complete its evolution cycle without using others’ energy. Viruses are half complete living beings with a “virtual” function that suffices to provide a short period of life but does not allow their evolution without being within a living being that provides their energy. The implicit purpose of a virus is to multiply its existence in order to sustain the species.

As they need to obtain energy from the environment they absorb the energy from the environment they install in and multiply themselves in order to find a way to evolve.

From an ontological point of view there are two different kinds of viruses:

  • 1. The viruses that lack a purpose and need to absorb the energy from the purpose of the entity they are installed in.

RNA Virus

  • 2. The viruses that lack an energy conservation function and need to absorb energy from their environment in order to sustain their own purpose.

DNA Virus

The immune system of the living being must be able to deal with viruses. Viruses invade the living beings they know that they can use to complete their existence and to multiply in order to find ways to mutate and evolve until they become a complete living being.

As any half way creature, they destroy the environment they enter because their objective is not complementary with the environment but supplementary.

The energy they absorb produces the destruction of the vital functions of the invaded environment or might produce the self-destruction of the environment.

This is the case when the immune system produces an extreme level of defense in order to compensate the damage. In this case the immune system degrades the functionality of the environment until making it collapse.

The destruction power of viruses

Viruses have different levels of destruction power. We classify them in four levels:

  • Viruses that enter a living being without producing any effect
  • Viruses that produce mild destructive effects
  • Viruses that produce serious destructive effects
  • Viruses that destroy the living being

The jeopardy of a virus depends on its structure.

  • Viruses stay latent when they have an active function that is compatible with the active function of their host.
  • Viruses that lack the energy conservation function produce mild to serious effects.
  • Viruses that lack a purpose tend to destroy the living being.

The jeopardy of a virus depends on their structure and the evolution energy available at their hosting entity.

When the hosting entity is struggling against involution, there are higher possibilities of destruction.

When an entity is in evolution the energy the virus absorbs is usually insufficient to destroy the host.


We define mutation as all structural change in the purpose of a being, or of any of its “vital subsystems”. We refer to mutation every time that a subsystem is somehow annulled for some non-“traumatic” reason, and this is hence transmitted to future generations. Modifications of functions will cause different effects according to the role the functions comply with. Mutations occur when the purpose of concepts change.

If there is a modification in the energy conservation function mutations could take place, and even if there is none, the system has lost stability and will generate a change in the active function.

Mutation may occur because of evolution or because of involution. In the first case mutations are based on the action of the active function to fulfill its purpose. Involution is produced by the inability of the active function to produce results.

Evolution implies that the active function, representing a more functional intelligence, turns to be the purpose of a concept. Involution implies a structural change in the functionality of a concept. The active function’s sub-concept replaces the concept.

Mutation of viruses

During an extreme short time, while they absorb the energy from the environment, viruses access an implicit purpose. This produces necessarily a change in the active function. Having achieved that stage there are two alternatives.

  1. The change is functional to the multiplication of the virus
  2. The change is not significant in the multiplication

If the change is functional a mutation of the virus has happened. Viruses mutate easily because they do not have their own vital function. They live from the vital function of the environment and change with it.