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life form

n.
An organism, especially when considered in relation to other kinds of organisms.
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This is where life significantly diverges from the standard man-versus-machine plot: We and silicon-based life forms will almost certainly still be working and evolving together--in some cases, as with wireless pacemakers--we will actually be part of one another.
In particular, constructing synthetic cells entirely from nonliving materials will provide overwhelming evidence that simple life forms are nothing more than very complex molecular mechanisms.
Should Patents Be Available for New Life Forms Created by Science?
Jay Gould have proposed other ways for explaining the phenomena of the multiplicity of life forms on earth, departing from classical Darwinism but still calling it evolution although what they propose is based on a different understanding of this term.
BAG has also initiated a petition campaign trying to get the Canadian government to refuse Rice Tec's US patent on basmati rice and enact strong legislation that prevents the patenting of life forms in Canada.
Nature's non-dual interdependence is also an impersonally operating aesthetic system wherein all life forms eat other life forms to be alive, wherein human beings are the most efficient killers that have evolved on this planet.
McKay built instruments to measure the growth of tiny life forms that live inside rocks.
Mars has a number of dried up river beds and it is thought that subterranean pools could provide home for the primitive life forms.
Perhaps this is because his books are closer in time to ours, but also, perhaps, because the variation in life forms that can participate in his wired society--from brains in a vat to memory chips stored in a mainframe to, well, dolphins--means that "us vs.
In my view, whether higher life forms such as the oncomouse ought to be patentable is a matter for Parliament to determine.
Light's moving at 186,000 miles a second and a life form has to capture a piece of it.
Eventually we may discover that by squishing what we thought was a big ugly bug, we have actually destroyed some highly intelligent life form whose genius we were too stupid to recognize.