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What is a life form?
How exactly a life started on earth? Was it brought from outer space?
Are there any life forms there out of earth?
Can a life form be based not on protein but on some other chemicals?
How exactly the very first life form of the universe was created?
Can digital things be life forms?
Can ideas and concepts be life forms? Can they exists without a medium? If so, where exactly are they stored?
Can we create living things?

Those questions are keeping me up at night

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    We could be entirely simulated, and the outside "real" world could (and likely would) be entirely alien, as in a completely different reality with vastly different rules, geometry, etc.
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    @Root but what is life tho? How simulated dead atoms become simulated life?
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    @Root so things like cold fusion would be what we call fork bombs that would error out the container above? :))
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    I think it was in 2016? when we learned how to boot a cell from scratch.

    empty cell + dna designed on computer and built as string = bootable cell

    So there is a bootloader now. I assume by now there is compilers as well.
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    Also the international space station found algae growing on the "outside" of the space station. They "think" this algae came from space itself. It was not there, then it was there. So algae can survive in space and may be floating around in space.

    Edit:

    USA military just revealed recently: that UFOs exist, they don't "know" what they are, and the UFOs are able to break our military encryption.
  • 1
    A life form is something that eats somethings and sometimes fricks other somethings in order to create new somethings.
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    @Demolishun can we create a cell from scratch?
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    @theuser nah, to declare something as living, it has to produce crap, litterally.
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    @uyouthe No idea, that is not my field. I only watched the press release when they announced booting a cell.
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    @Demolishun can I dual boot to DSL via grub on my neurons?
  • 0
    These kinds of questions teach you to be humble and comfortable with saying "I don't know".

    Though ideas and concepts are abstract, and thus don't exist without a medium, be it our brain, stone tablets, paper, etc.
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    @melezorus34 That is what a CRISPR is for: https://livescience.com/58790-crisp...

    There might be a patch to download DSL to your DSD though. ;-)
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    @VaderNT can an abstract thing be it’s own medium?
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    I often wonder if we're not alien to this planet. That our ancestors crash landed here and either didn't have the type of materials they were used to or maybe they were at the point we are now that if all the tech we had went away, 99% of the population would starve from either not being able to grow food or by not being able to defend what they grew.

    The reason I say that is on account of how we evolved compared to every other species on the planet. Either our evolutionary chain would've had to have started somewhere else or the discovery of fire and the ability to pass down knowledge around it have had an exponential affect that no other species ever acquired.
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    I recommend this video by Kurzgesagt

    https://youtu.be/QImCld9YubE
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    @M1sf3t Another option is someone is actively screwing with our genes.
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    @M1sf3t
    > I often wonder if we're not alien to this planet

    We're genetically too similar to other species. Alien DNA might not even be composed of C, G, A and T like ours.

    > the ability to pass down knowledge around it have had an exponential affect that no other species ever acquired

    That and the fact we're great tool builders. The other apes fling rocks, we fling space stations. 🙂
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    @M1sf3t I read a book about neuroscience. It was supposed to be a leading researcher in the field. He said human skull sizes have increased at a rate the he believes is inconsistent with natural selection. He said we gained like an inch of skull height in the past 100 years. Now, some of that may be due to a better diet for a significant portion of humanity. It does not explain our light years gap between the animal world and the human world.
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    > What is a life form?

    I'd hazard a guess is something that consumes energy.

    > How exactly a life started on earth?

    >

    > How exactly the very first life form

    > of the universe was created?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    > Was it brought from outer space?

    No, but life does arrive via that route from time to time I hear.

    > Are there any life forms there out of earth?

    Yes.

    > Can a life form be based not on protein but on some other chemicals?

    Yes.

    > Can digital things be life forms?

    Yes.

    > Can ideas and concepts be life forms?

    No.

    > Can they exists without a medium?

    No.

    If so, where exactly are they stored?

    > Can we create living things?

    Yes.
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