Definition of Life

Elya S. Kurktchi elya at
Sat Feb 19 22:35:24 EST 1994

Life:  An active condition that distinguishes plants, animals, humans,
       and spirit beings from inanimate objects.  Physical living things
       generally have the capabilities of growth, metabolism, response
       to external stimuli, and reproduction.  Vegetation has active life
       but not life as a sense-possessing soul.  In earthly souls, animal
       and human, there are both active life-force to animate them and
       breath to sustain that life-force.

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