Life, but not as we know it. Does this statement make sense?
How do we define life? The diversity of life on Earth is so vast and mind-boggling it would be difficult to pin life down to colour, shape, or size.
We can only define life by the biologist definition which says life is anything that performs the 7 life processes which are movement, nutrition, respiration, irritability, excretion, growth and reproduction.
If an object was found outside the Earth that met the criteria for life it would definitely be classified as life. If another object was found that resembled life on Earth (though difficult to say how life on Earth looks like ) but did not meet the criteria would it be classified as life or would the definition of life be bent to include it.
If so why is a similar situation not considered for celestial bodies that meet the definition partially. And also for man-made objects such as cars which are 80% a life form. After-all there is no part of the definition that narrows it to natural objects only.
LIFE, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT. DOES THIS STATEMENT MAKE SENSE?