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life form

n.
An organism, especially when considered in relation to other kinds of organisms.
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Boycotting Rice Tec and its products is one action in the movement to resist corporate control over life forms. Raising awareness of biopiracy and developing ways of producing and distributing food that are ecologically sound and socially just is something we can all contribute to in different ways.
In this view, nature and its life forms are threatening and terrifying.
Millennia of such attempts have left their marks on all life forms, including humans: We have inherited all sorts of physical and mental structures (color vision, distinct genitalia for men and women, emotions, etc.) and predispositions to certain types of behaviors (forming groups, caring for infants, creating rituals, etc.) that somehow paid off in the past.
"There is a fascination that there may be other life forms in the universe," he said.
My heart had been sinking all the time I was reading this document and, I thought, reached the depths when it came to "new life forms." But there was worse to come.
Mars has a number of dried up river beds and it is thought that subterranean pools could provide home for the primitive life forms.
Harry, part of the Indigenous Peoples Biodiversity Network, says that patents should not be extended over life forms. She adds that many Indigenous people are opposed to Western science that manipulates the natural world order through genetic technology and discounts Indigenous knowledge and respect for the interrelatedness of life systems.
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.
This did not settle the matter generally, but it was difficult thereafter to believe that life forms large enough to be visible to the unaided eye arose by spontaneous generation.
But he has bad news for the people alive today who hope to have intelligent conversations with alien life forms that are more complex than a microorganism: Earth is probably not close enough to where those extraterrestrials live.
London, October 8 ( ANI ): Scientist has claimed that humans will have the ability to "print" simple alien life forms with the help of a biological version of a 3D printer.