Life FAQs:

Q: Is life a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes?

A: Yes, and such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, or because they never had such functions and are classified as inanimate.

Q: Is life caused by an appropriate mixture of elements?

A: Yes.

Q: Is life a field of study that examines systems related to life?

A: Yes, and its processes, and its evolution through simulations using computer models, robotics, and biochemistry.

Q: Is life a member of the class of phenomena that are open or continuous systems able to decrease their internal entropy at the expense of substances or free energy taken in from the environment and subsequently rejected in a degraded form?

A: Yes.

Q: Is life confirmed only on the Earth?

A: Yes, and many think that extraterrestrial life is not only plausible, but probable or inevitable.

Q: Is life that living things are self-organizing and autopoietic?

A: Yes, Variations of this definition include Stuart Kauffman's definition as an autonomous agent or a multi-agent system capable of reproducing itself or themselves, and of completing at least one thermodynamic work cycle.

Q: Is life usually classified by eight levels of taxa—domains?

A: Yes, and kingdoms, phyla, class, order, family, genus, and species.

Q: Is life a property of an ecological system rather than a single organism or species?

A: Yes.

Q: Is life merely a complex form of it?

A: Yes, hylomorphism, the belief that all things are a combination of matter and form, and the form of a living thing is its soul; spontaneous generation, the belief that life repeatedly emerge from non-life; and vitalism, a discredited scientific hypothesis that living organisms possess a "life force" or "vital spark". Abiogenesis is the natural process of life arising from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds.

Q: Is life a self-sustained chemical system capable of undergoing Darwinian evolution?

A: Yes.

Q: Is life having a soul?

A: Yes, Like other ancient writers, he was attempting to explain what makes something a living thing.

Q: Is life preferable to a strictly biochemical or physical one?

A: Yes.

Q: Is life materialist?

A: Yes, and holding that all that exists is matter, and that life is merely a complex form or arrangement of matter.

Q: Is life a computer simulation of any aspect of life?

A: Yes, and which is used to examine systems related to life.

Q: Is life a process?

A: Yes, and not a substance.

Q: Is life revealed?

A: Yes, and the fields of cell biology and microbiology were created.

Q: Is life a general term for the presence of the typical closures found in organisms?

A: Yes, the typical closures are a membrane and an autocatalytic set in the cell', and also proposes that an organism is 'any system with an organisation that complies with an operator type that is at least as complex as the cell.

Q: Was life based on RNA?

A: Yes, and which has the DNA-like properties of information storage and the catalytic properties of some proteins.

Q: Is life revealed?

A: Yes, and such as cells and microorganisms, and even non-cellular reproducing agents, such as viruses and viroids.

Q: Was life in 1978?

A: Yes, and by American biologist James Grier Miller.

Q: Is life commonly found?

A: Yes.

Q: Is life the property of ecological systems?

A: Yes, and yet another is the complex systems biology, a branch or subfield of mathematical biology.

Q: Is life controversial?

A: Yes.