"Life is not a problem to be solved,
reality to be experienced."
"For in Truth it is
Life that gives onto Life -
while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but
"The more you learn, the more you realize that
we're just scratching on
the surface of life.
We don't know the whole story
What is life?
Life is aware of itself the moment it
becomes life, that much is certain - and yet it does not know what it is .
sensitivity to stimuli, is
undoubtedly aroused to some extent at even the lowest, most undeveloped stages
of life's occurrence; it is impossible to tie the emergence of
consciousness to any particular point in life's history - to link it, for
instance, to the presence of a
The lowest animals have no
systems, let alone a cerebral
cortex, and yet no one dares deny that they are capable of responding to
You can anesthetize
life, life itself, not just the special organs capable of the response that
informs life, not just the nerves.
temporarily suspend the responses of every speck of living matter, in both the
plant and animal kingdoms, narcotize eggs and sperm with
chloral hydrate, or
Self-consciousness is an inherent function
of matter once it is organized as life, and if that function is enhanced it
appears to turn against the organism that strives to fathom and explain the
very phenomenon that produced it, a striving of life to
comprehend itself, as if nature
were rummaging to find itself in itself.
What is life?
No one knows.
No one can pinpoint when life first
emerged from nature.
Nothing in the realm of life is self-actuated,
life seemed to have actuated itself.
If anything can be said about
life, then, it is this: life's structure is so highly developed that nothing
like it could occur in the inanimate world.
The distance between an
amoeba - a pseudopod - and a vertebrate is minor, insignificant in comparison
to that between the simplest form of life and inorganic matter, which does not
even deserve to be called dead - because death is merely the logical negation
Between life and inanimate nature is
a yawning abyss.
What is life?
Life is warmth, the warmth produced by
instability attempting to preserve form, a fever of matter that accompanies the
ceaseless dissolution and renewal of protein molecules, themselves transient in
their complex and intricate construction.
is the existence of what, in actuality,
has no inherent ability to exist, but only
balances with sweet, painful
precariousness on one point of existence in the midst of this
feverish, interwoven process of decay
What is life?
Life is not
matter, it is not
Life is something
in between the two, a phenomenon borne
by matter, like the rainbow
above a waterfall, like
But although it is
not material, life is sensual to the point of lust and revulsion, it is
matter shamelessly sensitive to stimuli
within and without - existence in its
Life is a secret, sensate stirring in
the chaste chill of space.
Life is furtive, lascivious, sordid -
nourishment sucked in and excreted,
an exhalation of carbon dioxide and
other foul impurities of a
overcompensation for its own
instability, yet governed by its own inherent laws of formation, a bloated
concoction of water, protein, salt, and fats - what we call flesh -
ran riot, unfolded; and took
shape, achieving form, beauty, and yet all the while was
the quintessence of sensual
This form and this beauty are not derived from the
spirit, as in works of
nor derived from some neutral
material both consumed by spirit and innocently embodying it, as is the
case with the form and beauty of the
Rather, they are derived
from and perfected by substances awakened to sexual passion, to reproduction, by
decomposing and composing organic matter itself, by reeking flesh.
-from The Magic Mountain,
"Over the last 25
years a new understanding of life has emerged at
the forefront of science.
I want to illustrate this new understanding by asking the age-old
what is life?
difference between a rock and a plant, animal, or microorganism?
understand the nature of life, it is not enough to understand DNA, proteins,
and the other molecular structures that are the building blocks of living
organisms, because these structures also exist in dead organisms, for example,
in a dead piece of wood or bone.
The difference between a living
organism and a dead organism lies in the basic process of life in what
sages and poets throughout the ages have called the "breath of life."
In modern scientific language, this process of
life is called "metabolism."
It is the ceaseless flow of energy and matter through a network of
chemical reactions, which enables a living organism to continually generate,
repair, and perpetuate itself.
In other words, metabolism involves the
intake, digestion, and transformation of food.
Metabolism is the central characteristic of biological life.
But understanding metabolism is not enough to understand life.
When we study the structures, metabolic processes, and evolution of the
myriads of species on the planet, we notice that the outstanding characteristic
of our biosphere is that it has sustained life for billions of years.
How does the Earth do that?
How does nature sustain life?" -
All life is individual.
All life is
Life, in its unique form,
occurs only once.
Respect all life.
As we understand that
all life requires other lives we
must respect all life.
As we harvest
natural resources in order to live we must
remain mindful of current
and future consequences to all human and other life forms.
not only a moral imperative, but is also in our
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