Over the millennia, many have asked themselves (and others) ‘Life – What exactly is it?’ But (definitive) answers came there none. As is confirmed in a 2012 paper by Edouard Machery, who is Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, US.
‘Why I Stopped Worrying about the Definition of Life… And why you Should as Well’ is published in the March 2012, issue of the journal Synthese (Volume 185, Issue 1, pp 145-164)
“In several disciplines within science – evolutionary biology, molecular biology, astrobiology, synthetic biology, artificial life – and outside science – primarily, ethics – efforts to define life have recently multiplied. However, no consensus has emerged.”