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What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:10 am

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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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:15 am

when someone gets a "clue"  Yeah sure
 
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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:25 am

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
 
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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:26 am

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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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:34 am

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.

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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:35 am

747-451 has the answer obviously.

Personally, I don't think there's any point to life. You live. You die. That's it.
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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:01 am

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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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:14 am

Some say life starts at conception .... I say it starts before that .... Life starts at the erection ...
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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:31 am

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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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:42 am

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.
 
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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 12:07 pm

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!

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RE: What Constitutes 'Life'?

Wed Feb 12, 2003 4:25 pm

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Be a winner at the game of Life.  Smile



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