Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Inorganic Life?


So, could helical clusters formed from interstellar dust be somehow alive? "These complex, self-organized plasma structures exhibit all the necessary properties to qualify them as candidates for inorganic living matter," says (V.N.) Tsytovich, "they are autonomous, they reproduce and they evolve".

Emphasis added.

Needless to say this raises some seriously puzzling philosophical questions (if true).

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