What is Life?

“Life is not Death – It is everything else!” (Davidoff)

This young boy displays so many wonderful elements of life.  His fisted left hand reflects an extreme emotion, while the blurred right hand expresses motion.  The open mouth expresses joy and the spark in his eyes and upward  gaze reflect a  spirituality.  He also displays his uniqueness and independence.  

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What is Life?

Life is a highly complex happening .  A single definition does not do it justice.   When viewed in contrast to death, there is an immediate clarity, since death is a  distinct  single entity – or so it seems from this side.

Life and Death

If death is black – life is abound with color and diversity

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Cycles of Life and then Death

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Life has what death hath not.  Davidoff

Life and Death

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Characteristics of Living Organisms

Autonomous Movement

Composed of Cells

Exhibiting the following:

Metabolism

Homeostsis

Growth

Survival Instincts

Respond to Stimuli

finger fire

Adapt to Environment

Self Sufficient

Reproduce

Metaphysical - Spark of Life

Life is such a complex happening . A single definition does not do it justice.   A  spark of life is  the essence of the being, more easily identified when placed next to a dead being or biological structure.  The spark is easy to see when looking into the eyes of humans or animals but not so when looking at other living things, unless they display voluntary movement.

It is an impossible task to give the definition of life  justice in this preliminary introduction. The following quotes from people from all facets of life, and from all ages, provide some insight into the miraculous entity.

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