Life ≠ alive

Friday, July 12, 2019    Link    https://aeon.co/essays/what-can-schrodingers-cat-say-about-3d-printers-on-mars

On a sofa in the corner of the room, a cat is purring. It seems obvious that the cat is an example of life, whereas the sofa itself is not. But should we trust our intuition? Consider this: Isaac Newton assumed a universal time flowing without external influence, and relative time measured by clocks – just as our perception tells us.

Michael Lachmann