Uncommon Descent Serving The Intelligent Design Community


Our idea of life is “too Earth-centric!”

Koontz at Massive Science, on NASA's Darwin-only definition of life: "For instance, say we find a planet full of aliens who have achieved immortality. The population has been stable for thousands of years, with nobody being born and nobody dying — in other words, there is no self-replication going on. There is no variation. Everything is static. There’s no evolution. Would this alien species be considered living under our current definition?" Read More ›

Paul Davies: The really tough question is how life’s hardware can write its own software

Davies, author of The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life thinks we overlook the difficulty and offers a solution: Nature got there first. Read More ›