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 DaManley
Joined: 2/11/2009
Msg: 18
What makes something alive?Page 3 of 3    (1, 2, 3)
Well I don't really feel like thinking too hard about this.
But. I have always enjoyed the thought that FIRE could be considered alive.
:D
 Vancer
Joined: 10/29/2006
Msg: 19
What makes something alive?
Posted: 4/20/2009 8:44:04 PM
I think the question was already answered on a Star Trek episode.
It only took 40 minutes to answer to!
Plus there was lots of machine on Kirk romancing.
And if there wasn't, then there should have been.
 VVendy
Joined: 6/7/2008
Msg: 20
What makes something alive?
Posted: 4/21/2009 8:04:27 AM


1) Be able to reproduce
2) Regulate itself
3) create energy to use


I differ from you in each in opinion but if we were defining sensuous of conscious life I would agree. A lot of life forms do not show any regulation of reproduction, self or how they use energy.
 Mr.Twist
Joined: 2/11/2009
Msg: 21
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What makes something alive?
Posted: 4/21/2009 10:03:40 AM

Bright1Raziel,

No need to deride the uneducated with "thick" and "take a biology class people."


No need to be insulting.
 x_file
Joined: 6/25/2006
Msg: 22
What makes something alive?
Posted: 4/21/2009 3:37:22 PM


What makes something alive?


I do! And no, I don't mean it as a joke. I mean, I am the thing that makes itself alive - and no I'm not talking about my body - I mean the real me - call it a soul if it's easier.
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