Life is…

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Yes, life reproduces and metabolizes and all that stuff. But I believe I have stumbled across another “definition” of life- a characteristic which might help identify extraterrestrial life forms.

Life is matter which rearranges matter into unpredictable forms.

You can look at the molecular structure of water and tell how it will crystallize, that it will exhibit surface tension and form droplets, and how it will react with other non-living matter.

You can’t tell what a honeycomb will look like by looking at a bee, or any part of a bee. You can’t look at a human and determine what he will create.

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