RE: Life in the Lab -- Fox and the Nobel Prize

Pim van Meurs (
Wed, 5 May 1999 22:33:58 -0700

In a message dated 5/5/99 9:36:21 AM Mountain Daylight Time, writes:

> Perhaps it would be helpful if one could define "alive" ?

Kevin: Fox used the following characteristics to define life: cellularity,
metabolism, reproduction, and response to external stimuli.

Not bad. But in order to settle the issue, others will have to agree with you and Fox. They can also move their goalposts. Personally I believe that Fox's protocells are certainly make good candidates.