Akshay Vijay
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Kelly C. Smith commented on Akshay Vijay's blog post You Know It When You See It
"In response to Charles' comment: it's not because we don't understand the details of living processes that we haven't achieved a single definition of life.  It's more because we use the word "life" for…"
May 2, 2016
Charles Wen commented on Akshay Vijay's blog post You Know It When You See It
"Really interesting post. It's interesting how there's no consensus on what defines life because we know so little about the conditions required for life, but humans can easily classify the degree of life of other organisms. While…"
Apr 28, 2016
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You Know It When You See It

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

When trying to decipher the origins of life, there are many paths to follow. Chemical, physical, and occasionally for some, spiritual. For me, one of the most puzzling questions is what exactly defines life? It is a difficult philosophical question that is nearly unanswerable, and often not useful in studying the actual origins of life, but it is entertaining to postulate the different constraints that we place on what is “alive”. One simple designation is “You know it when you see it”, but…

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You Know It When You See It

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

When trying to decipher the origins of life, there are many paths to follow. Chemical, physical, and occasionally for some, spiritual. For me, one of the most puzzling questions is what exactly defines life? It is a difficult philosophical question that is nearly unanswerable, and often not useful in studying the actual origins of life, but it is entertaining to postulate the different constraints that we place on what is “alive”. One simple designation is “You know it when you see it”, but…

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