What Defines Life?

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Mere Intricacy

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10-06-2012

I think it's fair to say humans are considered alive...
So are animals, they make decisions and have functionality..
Trees and plants are considered life... But why? Because they breathe..
What about bacteria is that considered alive..
Diseases?


What defines our idea of "life"?


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c4lm

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10-06-2012

The ability to grow, respond, adapt, metabolize and reproduce, as per the biological definition.

/end thread.


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Jesus the Friend

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10-06-2012

Interestingly enough ... a "Virus" is not considered to be alive or dead.

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What about bacteria is that considered alive..
Bacteria are considered "life".


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Mere Intricacy

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The ability to grow, respond, adapt, metabolize and reproduce, as per the biological definition.

/end thread.
Does it have to have all of these qualities?


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Yummy Blueberry

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10-06-2012

Life is defined by the ability to throw down monster jams.


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vcadoda

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I feel this falls into the realm of philosophy, which will be as productive as figuring out what is the meaning of life.


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Arroo

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10-06-2012

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Does it have to have all of these qualities?
Yes.


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CatchandKiss

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I feel this falls into the realm of philosophy, which will be as productive as figuring out what is the meaning of life.
It falls in the realm of my grade 8 biology textbook.


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c4lm

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10-06-2012

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Does it have to have all of these qualities?
If and only if.


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KonFewShuN

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10-06-2012

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Does it have to have all of these qualities?
Well, if it reproduces, that is really /end thread.