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Defining Life and Going Vegetarian

Chapter TK

I was going to open this blog with the accepted definition of life. Unfortunately, there is no accepted definition. According to the dictionary, life is:

…the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction and the power of adaptation to the environment through changes originating internally.

The definition of life has also involved being self-aware. Some add being carbon-based into the definition, although this only follows the way life on our plant exist. We have no way of knowing if life on other planets would be the same way.

There’s a lot of argument about life because, for  every definition, there is at least one exception. Mules are born sterile, but we consider them to be alive. Crystals grow and react to stimuli, but we don’t consider them a living organism.

Why am I ponder the definition of life you…

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