Definition of life

Paul Schlosser SCHLOSSER at
Thu Feb 10 08:19:10 EST 1994

In <Pine.3.87.9402101041.B4865-0100000 at talbot>
ray at (Raymond Kan) writes:

>Life: a phenomenon of matter and energy sustained by the self-replicating 
>and coding properties of nucleic acids.

Why must it be by nucleic acids?  What about hypothetical life from another
planet that uses something else?

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