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What is life?

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A cereal that Mikey likes.

bleurowz Level 8 Oct 10, 2019

“Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

Sad but true...

Matias Level 8 Oct 10, 2019

Another question is, what else is out there that is bizarrely complex like life, but is something completely different?

racocn8 Level 7 Oct 10, 2019

"a tale told by an idiot, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing". the Bard's description works for me.


Something that's mostly nice but stinks once in a while.


It used to be a magazine, and then it became a board game, and of course it is the ultimate punishment in this country that isn't death, unless you count someone having to live in North Dakota. That would be a toss up.

Sticks48 Level 9 Oct 9, 2019

Baby don't hurt me...


Do you mean physically, psychologically, biologically, something else?


Not death. Unless you have seen Andy Warhol's Frankenstein. Then, to "understand death" you "have to fuck life in the gallbladder...."


anything you make it, there's no buck to pass.


See Monty Python's The meaning of Life then you'll understand. 🙄

oldFloyd Level 7 Oct 9, 2019

Or, Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe.

@PondartIncbendog the BBC series, or the movie?


Why do newbies always post this question? Is this a test? I haven't studied for a test since my last blood test.


life noun
\ ˈlīf \
plural lives\ ˈlīvz \
Definition of life (Entry 1 of 2)
1a : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body
b : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings
c : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see METABOLISM sense 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction
2a : the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual
children … are the joy of our lives
— Agnes S. Turnbull
b : one or more aspects of the process of living
sex life of the frog


Good question. Let me know when you find out.

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