Explaining the Origin of Life is not Enough for a Definition of Life
- Gerard Jagers op Akkerhuis
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The comments focus on a presumed circular reasoning in the operator hierarchy and the necessity of understanding life’s origin for defining life. Below it is shown that its layered structure prevents the operator hierarchy from circular definitions. It is argued that the origin of life is an insufficient basis for a definition of life that includes multicellular and neural network organisms.
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- Explaining the Origin of Life is not Enough for a Definition of Life
Foundations of Science
Volume 16, Issue 4 , pp 327-329
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- Definition of life
- First cell
- Operator hierarchy
- Artificial life
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Alterra, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen, UR, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands