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I found that identifying and classifying life was a more difficult task than I would have ever guessed. Not only is there not any one phrase or word which can sum it up but also in finding a collection of words to describe it there are exceptions.

Describing something as being "alive" may seem simple to do but it really just isn't. The discussion we had about our new way of thinking of the scientific method plays into this discussion because of the "crack". Because people have different views and background their own determining factor of whether something is alive or dead will differ.

Thus the description of life and what needs to be present for something to be alive cannot be simplified into one word or phrase and must be acollection of descriptions that work together and allow for exceptions.


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