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Dr Jack
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Message 10 of 33 (503456)
03-19-2009 8:40 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by alaninnont
03-18-2009 9:56 AM

I suspect there is no good definition for life because it's not a "real" concept. In the same way that intuitively we consider 'cold' to have real meaning but, in the physically reality, it is nothing more than a lower value of temperature, there isn't any difference in reality between chemistry and life. Life is simply a complex form of it.

As such, you can define it if you like; but that definition will never be a natural classification of reality.

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