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Nov
20
comment Why do living organisms replicate itself or procreate
@RoryM Thinking out loud: Due to pre-perception of a living thing, defining it with "ability to reproduce" seems to suggest that when the thing reproduce, it does so under its controlled will. However if i am asked WHY a kitchen sponge absorbs water with its ability to do so, I am unlikely to suggest that the sponge has a will. In a way, the sponge MUST absorb water. So to answer the "why", either living thing MUST reproduce, or the more approperiate question becomes, "does living thing desire to reproduce" or "can living thing inherently stop (temporarily) reproduction?" Hope I make sense...
Nov
20
comment Why do living organisms replicate itself or procreate
"One of the characteristics of life is replication" is that part of the definition of life? i.e. if a thing has all characteristic of living organism except "desire" to replication, then it is NOT a living organism?
Nov
20
comment Why do living organisms replicate itself or procreate
So in your metaphor, rolling down slope is the process of replication?
Apr
15
comment Weighing 2 vertical halves of the human body
Afterthought: CG of human body is well known, could have inferred that both halves weigh the same. Still interesting that this could happen.
Apr
15
comment Weighing 2 vertical halves of the human body
Thanks for the additional links for context.
Apr
14
comment Weighing 2 vertical halves of the human body
I think it would also be quite impressive that given the asymmetry, the 2 halves weighs almost the same for balance.