posted on Jul, 4 2003 @ 03:23 PM
There are already teams of scientists working on this. It is the idea that very simple organisms can be formed by treating carbon and other molecules
with energy. The idea is that the molecules will form together and work dynamically to sustain itself. Life is basically any organism that preserves
itself (gathers food, expels wastes, etc). Anything that can carry out a function (unlike a rock for example) is considered to be the beginnings of
Trust me, a $50,000 prize is nothing. It would be awarded the Nobel Science prize in Biology, no doubt. That comes with a $333,333.33 reward, I
believe.... that's $1,000,000 split 3 ways for 3 separate prize categories. Plus, there would be tons of people to fund the continued research, so
anyone who runs the project will get rich if they are successful.