Defining Life

Defining "Life" I read an interesting article by Seth Borenstein, of Associated Press, written around 2007, seeking to define life from a scientific point of view. Nowadays, while NASA seeks to find it on other planets, geneticists seek to manipulate it, and other scientists even seek to "create" a "wet artificial life" in this decade. While "playing God" is nothing new under the sun, the author made me chuckle as he wrote the phrase, "Look for changes in religion, too", and quoted the philosophy professor Mark Bedau from Reed College in Oregon, who said, "Playing God is a good thing to do as long as you're doing it responsibly". How can this be done "responsibly" without a definition of w

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