Exploring the Life Criteria

  • Geoff L. Simons


What is life? How do we recognise a living entity as opposed to a non-living system? We are acquainted with many different types of systems in the world, some of them natural and some artificial. In what circumstances are we entitled to say that a system is living? We have already explored the relevance of order and entropy. Now it is time to look at some of the specific system features of living creatures.


Information Processing Expert System Living System Silicon Chip Assembly Task 
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© G. L. Simons 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff L. Simons
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  1. 1.The National Computing CentreEngland

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