A possible definition of life.

Rainer Klaffehn inrkl at bibliothek.ankh-morpork.sw
Wed Apr 16 11:31:00 EST 1997


In article <5j2io1$an6 at infa.central.susx.ac.uk> mattst at cogs.susx.ac.uk (Matthew Stanfield) writes:
> [some text deleted]
> "Life (on Earth) consists of all things built by DNA."

Since a virus is build by DNA too, it would be living thing, which is,
in my opinion, very doubtful. I think, interaction with the
environment is a criterion of life, too.

   Rainer
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