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Featured IS IT ALIVE?.....IS IT ALIVE?

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by Thief, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    yet another Frankenstein thread

    as much as you are able.....note a fine line comparison

    describe something living compared to it's dead counterpart
     
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    Israel Khan Well-Known Member

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    "IS IT ALIVE?.....IS IT ALIVE?" Pretty much what the doctor said when he cut me out of my moms womb....

    When my mind is alive I am lively and when I feel brain dead I resemble the walking dead.

    But I would say that the thing that stands out most for me regarding the living and the dead is the state of their eyes. By just looking at somethings eyes one can see whether a creature is alive or dead. There is some active spark there or something that is present when one is alive and disappears when one is dead.
     
  3. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    you have a special perception.....
    but don't make that call for me

    it seems near death conditions can result in some awkward awakenings
     
  4. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    When does a health plant them being starved of water die?
     
  5. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    And here I was thinking it was something about Mars. *sigh*
     
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  6. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    somehwere on this earth there are frogs.....known to have been frozen solid
    but they thawed out
    just fine
     
  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    When does a spermatozoa change from dead hormones to a living entity
     
  8. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I see you understand the lean of this topic
     
  9. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    some say viruses are not alive

    BUT.....no one is getting injected with a living sample

    science knows how to kill it
    so you can have your vaccine
     
  10. A Vestigial Mote

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    How about "tardigrades?" They can dry up completely - a special sugar crystallizing inside them and holding all their internal structures in place, and when/if the water returns it dissolves the sugar, and the tiny creatures just go about their business again. It is said that they can remain dormant for up to 30 years! Also from Google:
     
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    The cry heard after opening ones cryonic tube fifty years after death.
     
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    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    the dead don't shiver?
     
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    According to the Theory of Relativity both the beginning and end of life are illusions. Instead everything is part of a continuum.
     
  14. exchemist

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    You beat me to it!:D
     
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    Tiny animals survive exposure to space


    For 12 days in September 2007, some 3000 water bears hitched a ride into space on ESA’s orbital Foton-M3 mission. That the water bears survived, shows just how robust they are.
     
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    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Dead people don't talk
     
  17. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    oh but they do....and so the Carpenter said

    Let the dead bury the dead
     
  18. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I was taught in science class......soooo long ago
    energy cannot be destroyed

    anything made of energy...could live forever

    Let there be light
     
  19. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    some people claim ....all things are living
    a notion of belief that everything is interactive and vibrant

    not sure if I can go that far
     
  20. We Never Know

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    And we ourselves are energy.
     
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