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An international research team announced a breakthrough in self-replicating plasma crystals which could be an early form of inorganic life. New studies of dust that form lifelike structures suggest that extraterrestrial life may not be carbon-based at all. Researchers at the Russian Academy of Science, the Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany, and the University of Sydney observed particles of inorganic dust form helical structures and go through other "lifelike" changes.
Except there is no evidence for what someone would could a 'soul'. Besides how would you quantify if something had a 'soul' or not?
Originally posted by phi1618
Anything that is animated or inhabited by a soul could be considered life. I don't see why it couldn't be inorganic.