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?
> 
> -Paul
> 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

Graham Lewis................







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