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What Constitutes 'Life'?  
User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

A simply question: at what point do you think something has achieved "life"? I know there are many scientific answers, but I'd like to hear what you guys have to say.


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User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

when someone gets a "clue"  Yeah sure

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Of course, there is more than one answer...

You could say, that something that is living is something that respires, however I feel that conciousness is a main part of life. Something that is not concious of its own existence (as it has no concious, ie. a tree) is living, but it does not have life, if you get what I mean. Its growing, but just because of biological and chemical reactions rather than humans who live on a completely different basis (thought, movement etc, our ability to control ourselves).

So I'd say, something that is concious of its own existence is living, but anything that respires and has the ability to grow has 'life'.

or the other way around... Big grin


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Gettin very philisophical We're nuts... I think one has achieved life when they do exciting things, and when they get what they want out of life. If you dont like what you do and you complain about it but do it everyday, you might as well be dead.


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User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Hmmm.... sounds like a loaded question.

What is life? Life is having a fullfilling one--looking forward to every day. Anything else is just existance.

'Speed


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

747-451 has the answer obviously.

Personally, I don't think there's any point to life. You live. You die. That's it.


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

One of the less scientific definitions I have always liked is that the organism in question must display signs of self-preservation. For instance, if you throw a cat into a fire, it will try to escape. However, if you throw a plant into a fire, it will accept its fate and die there.


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User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

Some say life starts at conception .... I say it starts before that .... Life starts at the erection ...


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User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

However, if you throw a plant into a fire, it will accept its fate and die there.

Plants don't have legs.  Big grin



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User currently offlineBeefmoney From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1116 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Plants don't have legs.

I bet if they did, they would still just lie in the fire  Smile It wouldnt even know it is sitting in fire.


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1594 times:

EGGD, if conciousness is the determining factor, that would mean babies aren't living until about six months after birth. Up to that point, they are nothing more than glorified plants.

Life starts at the erection ...

My God... I've killed trillions!  Wow!

[Edited 2003-02-12 04:08:34]


Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

We're Nuts:

Be a winner at the game of Life.  Smile



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