Blind dating life or something like it object
Q: In the category of what is "alive," would you exclude what you call the "borderline" cases - viruses, self-replicating proteins, or even non-traditional objects that have some information content, reproduce, consume, and die (like computer programs, forest fires, etc.)? Language is vague, and all terms face borderline cases. These difficulties don't represent profound difficulties; they merely represent the fact that language has a certain degree of flexibility.So I don't think that entities like viruses provide very interesting challenges to definitions of "life." On the other hand, I don't think that defining "life" is a very useful activity for scientists to pursue since it is not going to tell us what we really want to know, which is "what is life." A scientific theory of life (which is not the same as a definition of life) would be able to answer these questions in a satisfying way.
They did this because nitric acid exhibited many of the sensible properties of water, and perhaps most importantly, it was a good solvent.
Something you should keep in mind is that many of these terms are informal and even slang, and therefore you should be careful with whom you use this vocabulary.
Also, some words and expressions might objectify women, so be be prudent with the context and ALWAYS respect women.
As revealed by its remarkable biochemical and microbiological similarities, life on Earth has a common origin.
Despite its amazing morphological diversity, terrestrial life represents only a single case.
But it seems to me that none of them have provided us with a very satisfying story about how this happened.