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quote:Originally posted by neilep...however, I would say fire does make offspring...sparks from it produce new flames and hence offspring.
quote:Someone who can no longer produce children is still clearly alive and therefore does indeed subscribe to perhaps an alternate definition for the word life, be it through a sterilization process or just plain old age.................
quote:Originally posted by wolramMay be one can not adjudge an unknown individual as alive, if we can notcommunicate with it, it shows no sign of reproduction, and does notconsume food , It would have to be a community of (aliens)we study, if they did none of the above it would be difficult tocall them alive.
quote:Originally posted by wolramb) It must be the product of imperfect reproduction. The nature of the imperfections must be themselves inheritable, and relevant to the ability of the organism to survive. This logically leads to a need for a clearly defined parent child relationship (this would exclude fire).I am not sure about this, there may be a way to (clone) that is naturalto some alien life form, not very good for enviromental adaptation, butif said enviroment is stable over large time scales evolution may beun neccesary.A born optomist