Fire

Plantation_Boy

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#1
Okay, a while back one of my teachers was talking about fire. The class and her were debating weather or not fire was alive...

She told us about the things that life requires (or something like that) and,

Fire grows and can die and i personally believe that fire could be classified as a lifeform,


What are your oppinions.
 

Mirage

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#3
Well, chemical reactions often times include things such as bacteria that is alive..

Fire on the other hand I see no reason to think it's "alive". It can consume things and it requires oxygen to exist but not as a life form.
 
#4
It cant move of its own free will (a requirement I think, which is why theres a whole plant debate) and it dosent reproduce (lol)
 

ExpectantlyIronic

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#8
Wait... how is life not a chemical reaction? Also, how do we know that fire's not conscious? It's about as likely to be as bacteria are. The main reason we do not consider fire to be alive, I would imagine, is that it is not a cell or collection thereof, and does not have DNA. There is no vital force that animates and unifies living things, but rather just a bunch of odd physical characteristics.
 

Plantation_Boy

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#9
Wait... how is life not a chemical reaction? Also, how do we know that fire's not conscious? It's about as likely to be as bacteria are. The main reason we do not consider fire to be alive, I would imagine, is that it is not a cell or collection thereof, and does not have DNA. There is no vital force that animates and unifies living things, but rather just a bunch of odd physical characteristics.
Exactly we have no way of knowing as of yet whether fir is conscious and i think that the fire spreading could be reproduction and it does move but we dont know if its conscious...

I guess theres no way of knowing...:-/
 

Mirage

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#10
Well, considering the fact that a match or lighter can create fire at any given time, it makes perfect sense that it is simply a chemical reaction.

It's not a life form by any means.
 
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