What is Life?

Posted by ChampDog | Saturday, April 10, 2010

This is a very short question but the answers could be very complicated. A very funny thing is there are 2 people in this world:

  • People to make a simple things to be complicated
  • People to make a complicated things to be simple.

If you try to find the definition of life in the dictionary you will find similar definitions as follow which I believe is the first people I mentioned above:
  • The condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally (source: dictionary.reference.com).
What a crap? I can just summarize this whole thing as "Life is Anything that Can Breathe" - the second people that I mentioned above. For example, human, animal, fish or plant has life. That's it. :)


Okay, this is at least generally how people define "LIFE" and I have slightly different definition than the general. I define life as:

Anything that Can Move by Its Own
  1. Human, animals, fish and bird can move, thus they have life - similar to the general definition.
  2. Plants can grow, thus they have life too - similar to the general definition.
  3. Object such as chair, pencil, mouse, keyboard and etc have life too - Opps!
You may think that objects such as what I mentioned above cannot move by their own, so they can't be called Life. This is only true if you look at from our human eyes perspective, yes they can't move. But what if you look at them from the microscopic perspective, they are in fact consist of millions of atoms and insides these atoms, there are "MOVING" electrons. So, they're are in fact can move by their own! So in other words:

Everything Has Life


A very important concept that we must understand is everything is this universal is moving. That is called "progress". You can also said, when one day everything has no progress, then we have no life in the universe. But will it happens? Yes, it might! However as for this point in time, everything is in progress, therefore everything has life. Everything is in progress because everything can move by their own.

4 comments
  1. keeyit April 12, 2010  

    wow.. ugly vs pretty

  2. ChampDog April 12, 2010  

    Hahaha... my topic doesn't mean for that actually... :)Good catch anyway! :)

  3. Michael Tsen August 18, 2010  

    if i do A then B then A then B and then finally A and has achieved nothing what so ever ... i suppose u would still think that is progress made ? wish you were my parents, teachers and give me an A for progress well made :)

  4. ChampDog August 23, 2010  

    Just realized I missed this. Yes, that is still considered as progress for A->B->A. Even if you're A->A is still in progress because everything is progress.