Galaxies Fit One Definition of Macroscopic Life

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Galaxies Fit One Definition of Macroscopic Life

Unread postby BeyondTheVeil » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:33 am

Halton Arp proposed that galaxies (me: adults) eject pairs of quasars (me: spawning/reproduction), presumably bare plasmoids, and these quasars evolve into new galaxies. This seems to me to fit the definition of a living system. Quasars collect plasma (me: feeding), and assemble the mass they need (me: organization) to become small galaxies (me: young). These galaxies then grow and begin the process over again. Old "dead" galaxies presumably have their materials recycled back into mix. I think self-organizing systems that feed and reproduce themselves are one definition of life.
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