Definition of life

G. Lewis - Biological Sciences - S.C.R.I. 562731 G.LEWIS at
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 (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        

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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