Definition of life in general biology books

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Definition of life in general biology books

Post by emmi » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:09 am

Should general biology books refer to the subject of - definition of life-?

Or just ignor the subject and "get to the point" of teaching biology?

Do you know any paperworks regarding the subject?

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Post by mmiaosmiling » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:08 am

anything not dead...
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Post by February Beetle » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:15 pm

I think they should because a lot of people don't look at everything around them as living like, you have living bacteria all over the place, etc... that fungi is alive.
And it also gets you going on the discussion of viruses and if they are living or not.
It's general biology you have to talk about the actuall definition of biology, so of course you have to define everything you are going to be talking about. It isn't like they are saying if an unborn fetus is alive or not.
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Post by cool A-level student » Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:09 pm

the meaning of life is to live.
or as my bio teacher said to reproduce and continue to pass on our genetic code to the next generation.
the meaning of life is more or less an opinion, none of us will know until "god" if there is such a thing tells us, until then our opinions guide us in the meaning of life, and how can a book write down an opinion which millions of people would disagree with?!?

it shouldn't be on papers and so isn't :)

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Post by emmi » Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:48 pm

I looked for definition (not meaning) of life, in biology books.

Some computers' softwear also reproduce...
and fire too...

To define death is the same (from the other side) as to define life.

If you know of papers regarding the subject: definition of life in biology books, it will help

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:00 pm

There is no deffinition of life. Search the forum. We have discussed this a lot. It basically comes down to viri. When they decide if they are alive or not, they will be able to give the deffinition...
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Definition of life in general biology books

Post by emmi » Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:08 pm

I did not look for a specific definition of life. I wanted to know peoples' opinion regarding the presence or absence of such definition in general biology books. And maby someone knows of such paperwork.
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