A possible definition of life.

krhenry krhenry at sirius.com
Thu May 1 01:15:35 EST 1997



Peter Bentley <ucacpjb at cs.ucl.ac.uk> wrote in article
<33678AD3.614A at cs.ucl.ac.uk>...
(snip)
> Must all self-replicating entities evolve, and is the occurance
> of evolution a requirement of life? (Must all life evolve?)
> 
> Peter.
> 
> 

While evolution (change), is not necessary for life,  I'd say that it is a
requirement for survival.  The more varied the population, the more likely
that some of the individuals within the population will survive changes to
the environment.  





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