Life
#31
(05-31-2012, 11:58 AM)Starry Plough Wrote: To be alive something has to:
Move
Reproduce itself
Contain carbon
Contain DNA
Be capable of dying

That excludes God, don't ya think?
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Go thy ways, old Jack;
die when thou wilt, if manhood, good manhood, be
not forgot upon the face of the earth, then am I a
shotten herring. There live not three good men
unhanged in England; and one of them is fat and
grows old: God help the while! a bad world, I say.
I would I were a weaver; I could sing psalms or any
thing. A plague of all cowards, I say still.
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#32
(05-31-2012, 12:03 PM)Mithrandylan Wrote:
(05-31-2012, 11:58 AM)Starry Plough Wrote: To be alive something has to:
Move
Reproduce itself
Contain carbon
Contain DNA
Be capable of dying

That excludes God, don't ya think?

And Angels.
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#33
Yes I do. I was considering earthly life.
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#34
To be alive something has to:
Move (algae, plants?)
Reproduce itself (sterile animals?)
Contain carbon
Contain DNA
Be capable of dying

It is possible to create a robot that moves, reproduces itself, contains carbon, contains DNA, and will die.

Definition of a triangle:  a polygon that has three sides, whose angles add up to 180 degrees.

Life: A ?????

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#35
(05-31-2012, 12:03 PM)Mithrandylan Wrote:
(05-31-2012, 11:58 AM)Starry Plough Wrote: To be alive something has to:
Move
Reproduce itself
Contain carbon
Contain DNA
Be capable of dying

That excludes God, don't ya think?

Strictly speaking, God is not "alive," though the Son is in the Hypostatic Union.
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#36
(06-05-2012, 01:15 PM)James02 Wrote: To be alive something has to:
Move (algae, plants?)
Reproduce itself (sterile animals?)
Contain carbon
Contain DNA
Be capable of dying

It is possible to create a robot that moves, reproduces itself, contains carbon, contains DNA, and will die.

Definition of a triangle:  a polygon that has three sides, whose angles add up to 180 degrees.

Life: A ?????

The difference is that a lifeform has the principle of life within itself, i.e. a soul.  A robot does not live without an impetus from without.
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