Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Life: systems that have at least the following characteristics are alive metabolism, energy input and output, reproductive capacity, adaptation to environmental changes while maintaining the system's own stability. See also systems, bodies.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Life/genesis/structure/Dawkins: Thesis: Even prior to the development of life there was a certain rudimentary evolution of molecules, whereby there was no need at all for a plan or a direction.
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Life/genesis/Cairns-Smith: Thesis: Our progenitors were perhaps minerals.
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Death/Dawkins: it's actually a good question, why we die.

Death/Tradition: an act of altruism towards the rest of the species.
MedawarVs: circular conclusion, presupposes what he wants to prove: namely, that old animals are too weak to reproduce.
No ancestor died in infacny.
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Life/Dawkins: the only unit that must exist for life to be created somewhere in the universe is the immortal replicator. ((s) replicator = gene, not individual, not body).

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

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R. Dawkins
Das egoistische Gen, Hamburg 1996

M. St. Dawkins
Die Entdeckung des tierischen Bewusstseins Hamburg 1993

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-05-24