Biogeosciences The definition of life in the context of its origin

@inproceedings{Zhuravlev2005BiogeosciencesTD,
  title={Biogeosciences The definition of life in the context of its origin},
  author={Yu. N. Zhuravlev and V. Avetisov},
  year={2005}
}
Current life is a complex, multi-level phenomenon that is so diverse in its manifestations that a short and exhaustive definition of life is hardly possible. The high complexity of life, as well as a poor understanding of what life is in essence, are the obstacles to the elaboration of such a definition. Important characteristics of life, such as whole system-, ecosystem-, and information-defined characteristics, have been included in the definition of life only recently. Ecosystem-defined… CONTINUE READING

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