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1. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

What is life?

2. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

I think life is everything. Too vague? Thought so. Allow me to explain. If we look at the life of a Homo Sapien Sapien that in itself is very general. The cells that make up that human are alive.

So what makes that cell alive, and so on... until you come to quarks. So does that mean quarks are alive if they make up life? So that is heading into the micro world... what about the macro?

We all live in an ecosystem that is alive. Life to death to life to death, and round and round we go. Everything is cycles, life cylces, water cycles, patterns and rotations. So if this is life let's keep going. The earth is made up of these systems of life and death does that makes the earth alive?

Our solar system, nine planets rotating around the center body of the sun, which gives life and takes it away. Is this system of planets ever spinning alive? Is the Milky Way galaxy with it's spiraling arms and massive black hole alive? Systems within systems much like our body's and our lives. And keep going, bigger and bigger, macro and more macro. Is the essence of life the universe and the essence of the universe life?

3. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 10y

Everything that happens in between being born and dying...

4. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

What makes you think there is life ?

5. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Quoting Q_Zhang

What makes you think there is life ?

spooky

6. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

life is but a dream.

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting SeeTheSky

life is but a dream.

Oh, life could be a dream,
If I could take you up to paradise up above,
If you would tell me I'm the only one that you love,
Life would be a dream sweetheart.

Ahhhh! It's stuck in my head!

But, seriously now, this is what life is:

And in the end
the love you take
is equal to the love
you make.

8. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 10y

life as humans is meaningless, we are a blip on the face of this planets history a millisecond in the hour that is existence.

"Life is a terminal disease" ~ Matt Biershbach

but on the flip side

"Life. Consider the alternative." Marshall McLuhan

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

Quoting SeeTheSky

life is but a dream.

Oh, life could be a dream,
If I could take you up to paradise up above,
If you would tell me I'm the only one that you love,
Life would be a dream sweetheart.

Ahhhh! It's stuck in my head!

Shaboom... Shaboom...

Quoting tway

But, seriously now, this is what life is:

And in the end
the love you take
is equal to the love
you make.

T, you should have been a member of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!!! You are definitely the largest wealth of Beatle's lyrics I have ever seen! (Are you sure you're not really my age and just hiding behind that cherubic face???) ;)

Life is what you perceive it to be - cosmic, microcosmic or ethereal. If you believe we exist, then we do. Then again...

B, have you watched MIB again???

10. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

B, have you watched MIB again???

Nah, I just think about that stuff on my bicycle to work at 4:30 AM