Scientific American: There is no one catch-all definition of life, which is a sign that life does not exist but that “What differentiates molecules of water, rocks, and silverware from cats, people and other living things is not “life,” but complexity.” (ht)

Ten seconds of Googling later:

In science, there are at this time a number of approaches to characterizing complexity, many of which are reflected in this article. Neil Johnson admits that “even among scientists, there is no unique definition of complexity – and the scientific notion has traditionally been conveyed using particular examples…”

1 Comment

  1. Curio said,

    December 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Timely as ever

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