What Is Life.

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    Life

    Life is a condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects, i.e. non-life, and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally. In physical terms, life is an organism that feeds on negative entropy.[1][2] In more detail, according to physicists such as John Bernal, Erwin Schrodinger, Wigner, and John Avery, life is a member of the class of phenomena which are open or continuous systems able to decrease their internal entropy at the expense of substances or free energy taken in from the environment and subsequently rejected in a degraded form (see: entropy and life).[3][4]

    A diverse array of living organisms can be found in the biosphere on Earth. Properties common to these organisms – plants, animals, fungi, protists, archaea and bacteria – are a carbon and water-based cellular form with complex organization and genetic information. They undergo metabolism, possess a capacity to grow, respond to stimuli, reproduce and, through natural selection, adapt to their environment in successive generations.

    An entity with the above properties is considered to be a living organism, that is an organism that is alive hence can be called a life form. However, not every definition of life considers all of these properties to be essential. For example, the capacity for descent with modification is often taken as the only essential property of life. This definition notably includes viruses, which do not qualify under narrower definitions as they are acellular and do not metabolise. Broader definitions of life may also include theoretical non-carbon-based life and other alternative biology. Some forms of artificial life, however, especially wet alife, might alternatively be classified as real life.
     
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    I love how some people are typing down dictionary definitions of a word in which spreads alot further than just the state of being, come on this thread was created for a deep inner meaning!

    Life to me-

    Well among us as humans life has many meaning, but mainly it's basically a state of existance. When I look at other animals and insect creatures I think life for them is so short and unimportant. A religious outlook is just to build faith on a higher power and live life as they say is right, it's in the end confusing. The word life leaves me in the state of complete chaos :wacko: when I try to define it's actual and spirtual meaning!
     
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    As Biggie said....get money...f*ck b*tches

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    I think its to live it...whats the point of life...if you not going to live it...but as i am a muslim, its also to have faith in god, always.
     
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    this is about the meaning of life, not the definition of life.
     
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    Life is a blessing from Allah.
     
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    To have a purpose and help people in need.
     
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    I still believe the meaning of life is love. And if love is when you help others and care about someone as yourself, then "to live" is to "show love", therefore the only obstacle in life is to live.



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    Consume
    Reproduce
    Produce waste
    Die

    Find one thing alive that doesn't do those things and you'll be a genius.
     
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    The meaning of life is to give life meaning. That's all I got on it :)

    Or if you want to be cynical about it, maybe Slipknot got it right:

    Mate
    Feed
    Kill
    Repeat
     
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    Life? There's one thing I can say about life.

    Enjoy it!!

    Do what you want to do, without being restrained by other people's opinions. "Should I do this? I think other people will think I'm a idiot."

    So what? We're all going to die sooner or later. When you're dead, you won't care about what other people think about you, because it won't matter. So get crazy, it's way more fun. It's better to do what you want to do and possibly look a little bad, then to do nothing, and be nothing. That's whats boring, so you should get crazy.

    And that's the meaning of life to me.

    That's that stupidest ---- i've ever heard, what are you in kindergarden?
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    This was very funny.
     
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    Life is merely a collection of moments in time stored by the electrical impulses within an organ we call the brain as the things known as memories.

    The meaning of life is to constantly strive for something better, only to discover in the end that the only true bliss and peace is in death.
     
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    This is a hard question but I believe in fate. God has made my destiny and I intend to follow it. Life can be whatever God wills it to be.
     
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    I think everything happens for a reason, everything means something.

    Life, uh, I don't know actually. It'll remain a mystery.
     
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    <strike>What is love?
    Baby, don't hurt me
    Don't hurt me no more</strike>

    From a biological standpoint, you're right. The purpose of life is to reproduce and pass on your genes.
     
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