A possible definition of life.
ed at MOLBIOL.UCT.AC.ZA
Wed Apr 23 03:56:09 EST 1997
James Foster wrote:
> Enter this on your unix workstation: mv 'which mv' new.copy.mv
> That will replicate your copy command.
Er...don't got no unix workstation...sorry, your life-form does not
operate in this universe.
"Life is the phenomenon associated with the self-replication of
self-coding informational systems".
I like it about as well as the rabidly Dawkinist "Life: the result of
non-random survival of randomly varying replicators".
Ed Rybicki, PhD
Dept Microbiology | ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za
University of Cape Town | rybicki at uctvms.uct.ac.za
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