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Can science/technology ever create life?

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posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 10:49 AM
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With the fast pace technological advancements made today, think about where we will be in the next millenium. Do you think that at SOME point in the future we will be able to create life?. If no then simply state "no", if yes then do u think its plausible that someone else created us?. Not neccesarily GOD, but it could be, or something else living.

If we will one day hold the power to create the simplest form of life, then wouldnt it be easy to beleive some one else created us?




posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 10:56 AM
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Depends on what you mean by create life. Will we be able to assemble the known components of life in some way such that a replicating 'cell' is produced... Maybe. Will we ever generate, de novo, an organic system that adapts, evolves, synthesizes its own energy and responds to it's environment... probably not. However the same thing or a similar thing may be possible in silico, or using a combination of biological and silicon.



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 11:28 AM
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ok here what i got to say:

im not a christian and i do not believe in the creation theory.....but
on early earth the building blocks for life were there....simple elements and the pressures and temperatures that surrounded them caused them to combine forming simple substances....although i havent looked on the internet two scientists tried to create life from elements and suceeded....and this was in the early 1970s...they created amino acids and RNA and proteins and other important parts of early life...this was all in a labartaoty....the thing was after they created these building blocks they stopped because the experiment was a sucess.... i think that we could create becteria from elements and then over a long period of time wait for the becteria to evolve and grow

although this is farfetched was could even create a totally new species of organism.....just my thoughts



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 11:39 AM
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Of course, Cloning effectively is a way of creating life....As for creating life from the building blocks of life...yea why not....



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 12:52 PM
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What is to stop anyone from saying the car I use to commute to work is not 'life'? There is a fuel source(food), fuel enjection(digestive system), engine(cardiovascular), ventilation system(respiratory), and oil(immune system). Though you can make the claim that it cannot reproduce, but does that rule out that it is life or not?



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 12:58 PM
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The car does not reproduce, nor does it adapt to survive. Those are two essential qualities of life. (IMHO)



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 01:16 PM
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Electricty, plus a mixture fo moisture, sulphur and variosu trace elements can be used to create DNA. It's simple, really. from there, cells develop. That's how life began.

DE



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by DeusEx
Electricty, plus a mixture fo moisture, sulphur and variosu trace elements can be used to create DNA. It's simple, really. from there, cells develop. That's how life began.

DE

This is a total oversimplification, and pretty much completely untrue.

DNA contains no sulfur. DNA was not created in a lab from mere chemicals. Some, but not all of the individual components of DNA were created, but not an actual DNA molecule.

Nothing even resembling life has ever been created in a lab... save for the Crosse experiments, which have their own controversy surrounding them.

[edit on 14-2-2005 by mattison0922]



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by racos
Of course, Cloning effectively is a way of creating life....As for creating life from the building blocks of life...yea why not....


LOL... Outsmarting what? a box of rocks? Go figure out how cloning works. It is done with living cells. There is no fabrication of life.

[edit on 14-2-2005 by Kinja]



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 02:02 PM
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No, we cannot "create" life. To "create" something is to bring something into existence out of nothing. But, we can "make" a life out of already "created" componotes. Just ask Dolly the sheep



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 03:50 PM
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It's already been done long ago. I'll find a link. It envolves electricity and a general soup of chemicals(basicly mud). Can't remeber where I read the paper at....



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by IXRAZORXI321
It's already been done long ago. I'll find a link. It envolves electricity and a general soup of chemicals(basicly mud). Can't remeber where I read the paper at....


LOL Hilarious! I cannot wait for the Link sir!! Please make sure it isn't something on Geocities or something similar. Also... no authors named JimBob please.



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 05:54 PM
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Originally posted by Kinja

Originally posted by IXRAZORXI321
It's already been done long ago. I'll find a link. It envolves electricity and a general soup of chemicals(basicly mud). Can't remeber where I read the paper at....


LOL Hilarious! I cannot wait for the Link sir!! Please make sure it isn't something on Geocities or something similar. Also... no authors named JimBob please.


No he's right, some scientists tried it back in the 70s. It didn't actually work though, as it was hopelessly simplistic.



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 07:40 PM
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They were successful in creating cells that replicated with DNA, but nothing complicated and multi-celled like humans. Why aren't cloned animals considered man-made and alive?



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by FatherLukeDuke
No he's right, some scientists tried it back in the 70s. It didn't actually work though, as it was hopelessly simplistic.


yeah. except it worked. after a little bit, a good formed with primitive versions of dna. this worked, really, because the scientist mimicked earth conditions right at the time, and planned it to work.

the problem with creating life is that there is that certain spark for consciousness. that is as of yet perfectly impossible. the ability to, however, create other things is quite possible. viruses (are they living? WHO KNOWS!) and some simpler bacteria are within our reach. engineering them to certain purposes is already done, and creating them for certain purposes, while probably excessive, is not too far off. it'll be a lot longer after that before we move past it.

I am, unfortunately, not yet in college, a few months off. However, this is something that interests me greatly (along with others), and I intend to pursue the idea. I'll get back to ya in a few years.



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 08:24 PM
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[edit on 14-2-2005 by soficrow]



posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 08:24 PM
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Originally posted by Seapeople
The car does not reproduce, nor does it adapt to survive. Those are two essential qualities of life. (IMHO)


Computers do both. They play a huge role in the design of future PC's.

Computers have they're basic sets of rules (OS), just as humans do. The OS is "installed" in us through our childhood development. This process is when we learn how to "behave" and other basic skills. Similar to how an OS tells a PC how to "behave" and function.




posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 11:35 AM
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Originally posted by crisko

Originally posted by Seapeople
The car does not reproduce, nor does it adapt to survive. Those are two essential qualities of life. (IMHO)


Computers do both. They play a huge role in the design of future PC's.

Computers have they're basic sets of rules (OS), just as humans do. The OS is "installed" in us through our childhood development. This process is when we learn how to "behave" and other basic skills. Similar to how an OS tells a PC how to "behave" and function.



I think you are missing one big concept to life and that is: Life feeds off of life. Computers dont feed off of anything living.

[edit on 15-2-2005 by LuDaCrIs]



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by LuDaCrIs

I think you are missing one big concept to life and that is: Life feeds off of life. Computers dont feed off of anything living.




Hmm. Guess you didn't check my links, above.



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posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 11:44 AM
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silicon technology is end of life. intel already reached fthe max, why do you think dual cores are coming out this year? look up quantum processors, they already exist.

i dont care about if we learn to create life or not. as long as i can get my soul and memories into a new body b4 this one dies im all good.



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