Definition of life

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Definition of life

Post by lilskip » Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:37 pm

Hi All,
I was just curious what each of yours definition of life is. We were having a huge discussion about it at dinner last night, and now I'm really interested in other peoples opinions.
Please, let me know!
Thanks so much
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:35 pm

Do a forum search, this has been discussed on the forum a lot in the past. PS: you discuss general biology at dinner? I wanna be in your family... :D
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Post by lilskip » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:09 pm

Ooops! I'm so sorry to take up space! The little Search link hadn't appeared yet when I went to make a post! Forgive me, I'll search now!
PS. Yeah, my Pop's is a doctor and so we somehow got on the topic of viruses that led into what is life haha!

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Post by Fried Zygote Sandwich » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:15 pm

Well there's a biological definition and then there's perhaps a personal, or spiritual/Religous definition. I prefer the biological defintion myself.

Biologically speaking I don't think viruses are alive.

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Post by Poison » Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:08 am

OH the viruses!!! Again... :lol:
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Post by Nuit » Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:17 am

Viruses are aliens.. No need to look more for them ;)
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:52 pm

In all our talk about virii being alive or not, that is the first time i hear someone say that they are aliens.. I haven't seem them all yet :!: :lol:
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