Tag Archives: Life

What is life? What is death?

This is a pretty cool video showing the illusory distinction between life and non-life. via Sean Carroll  

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The effort at healthy living should be balanced against the fact that we are all mortal.

Ezekiel Emanuel has an interesting article at The Atlantic: Why I Hope to Die at 75 – The Atlantic. Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years. … I am sure of my position. Doubtless, death is a … Continue reading

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Are you alone? (In the universe)

This a cool video on what we are and where we came from.  We are, each of us, a temporary intersection of matter and energy that is part of the overall whole of the universe, patterns of elementary particles that … Continue reading

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The difference between life and machine

Addy Pross has an interesting post up at HuffPost looking at what actually makes life…life. Most of us recognize that there is a fundamental difference between mechanical objects designed and created by man, no matter how sophisticated, and the naturally … Continue reading

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Why Life Does Not Really Exist | Brainwaves, Scientific American Blog Network

Why is defining life so frustratingly difficult? Why have scientists and philosophers failed for centuries to find a specific physical property or set of properties that clearly separates the living from the inanimate? Because such a property does not exist. … Continue reading

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