Definition of Life: Navigation through Uncertainties

  title={Definition of Life: Navigation through Uncertainties},
  author={E. Trifonov},
  journal={Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics},
  pages={647 - 650}
  • E. Trifonov
  • Published 2012
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
  • I am pleased to receive such multifaceted response (1-19) to my paper (20). It helped me to better realize what exactly I have done. Perhaps, the main thing is original motivation: how from 123 uncertain definitions of the uncertain phenomenon described in uncertain terms to derive a consensus, without engaging in the debates, which so far did not bring the consensus. As P. L. Luisi put it: “the concept of life is too vague and general, and loaded with a number of historical, traditional… CONTINUE READING
    35 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    The Life of Things
    Is defining life pointless? Operational definitions at the frontiers of biology
    • 15
    • PDF
    Artificial Intelligence.
    • 9
    • PDF


    On the Observable Transition to Living Matter
    • 12
    Vocabulary of Definitions of Life Suggests a Definition
    • E. Trifonov
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Journal of biomolecular structure & dynamics
    • 2011
    • 105
    • PDF
    A System of Two Polymerases – A Model for the Origin of Life
    • V. Kunin
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere
    • 2004
    • 35