A possible definition of life.

Matthew Stanfield mattst at cogs.susx.ac.uk
Wed Apr 16 08:04:01 EST 1997


I have, what I consider, a possible definition of life.

I have been reading about Artificial Life (studying for college) and have hit
upon what I think could be a definition of life (at least on Earth). But I am
neither arrogant enough nor stupid enough to believe that this has not been
thought of before and there are probably good reasons why this is not a good
definition. Please could someone explain to me why the age-old problem of
defining life is not solved by:

"Life (on Earth) consists of all things built by DNA."

Could you copy your replies to this thread by email please.

Thanks and regards,
                     Matt



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