Definition of life
G. Lewis - Biological Sciences - S.C.R.I. 562731
G.LEWIS at dundee.ac.uk
Thu Feb 10 10:24:50 EST 1994
On 10 Feb 1994, Paul Schlosser wrote:
> In <Pine.3.87.9402101041.B4865-0100000 at talbot>
> ray at talbot.epidem.uwa.edu.au (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?
> schlosser at beta.ciit.org
Hypothetical yes, fine. What about hypothetical stars made of icecream?
In other words, you show me life made of anything other than nucleic acids
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