DNA - is it alive?

Francois JEANMOUGIN pingouin at crystal.u-strasbg.fr
Thu Apr 17 05:09:09 EST 1997


In article <3354E91A.4B82 at luecology.ecol.lu.sexx>,
	David Hagerberg <mik_daha at luecology.ecol.lu.sexx> writes:
>. A chemical reaction 
> will cease when it has reached its equilibrium, but a living orgism will 
> never reach the equilibrium of its metabolic reactions until it dies.
[...]

	I like this definition also : "an organism in equilibrium is
a dead organism". Also, is has to maintain its high order (the internal
enthropy should not be increasing).

	Ouch, quite difficult for me to speak englsh today, sorry.
I hope it was celear instead...

						Francois.
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