Is it possible that everything is alive?
krasel at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de
Thu Feb 1 05:01:12 EST 1996
Tara Johnson (johnsota at ucs.orst.edu) wrote:
> Couldn't it be possible that everything is actually alive?
Before asking this question, you should define what "being alive"
Biologists have traditionally defined "being alive" as having all of
the following properties:
2) Response to external stimuli
Viruses for example do not have all of these properties. I have seen
other properties of living beings defined on bionet.general. You might
search the newsgroups at http://www.bio.net/ to get an idea.
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