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life form

n.
An organism, especially when considered in relation to other kinds of organisms.
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The rhetorical transfer between life forms and forms of life is often fairly bewildering, as when Scranton compares human life to an animal form of life that is in its turn being imagined as an animal version of human forms of life--the workplace and the colony: "How do we stop ourselves from fulfilling our fates as suicidally productive drones in a carbon-addicted hive, destroying ourselves in some kind of psychopathic colony collapse disorder?" (85-86).
The communities in the present study were recorded on the basis of life form and leaf spectra which are as follows:
Furthermore, addressing them can be difficult, because life forms can adapt and evolve in unanticipated and unintended directions.
Scientific developments encompass a broad range from the commonplace use of cell phones, to the development of new life forms such as the Harvard mouse, and the ongoing developments in stem cell research.
Keywords: Biological origins; Islamic perspectives on theory of evolution; Darwinism; life forms; Qur'anic view of life; Islamic philosophy and evolution; biology; Muslims and Western science.
NASA scientists are developing what they call a life detector they say will help researchers look for exotic life forms under a sea that may exist on Europa, a moon of Jupiter.
Ozeki and Pollan both acknowledge the powerful allure of creating new life forms, and this makes the books enjoyable to read.
takes a position that she knows will not win universal approval among Religious, but which, she believes, needs open, honest, and courteous discussion, namely, that Religious Life is rooted in Catholicism and is a life form. Hence, it requires faith and commitment to Jesus Christ within the Catholic Christian tradition and makes a claim on the whole life of its members.
The real issue is that no one should be able to hold a patent over a life form. By taking out a patent on "basmati 867" Rice Tec is participating in what has been described as "biopiracy."
We become, in Buddhist language, "compassionate," not from altruism that sees the suffering of another life form as different from one's own, but through recognition that the suffering of others, in part, is one's own since, in part, the other is an element of one's own selfhood.
There is no evidence or suggestion that any higher life form ever existed on Mars."