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Old 04-18-2017, 12:07 PM
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Keep in mind, we're all talking about "life as we know it", here. I can envision, for instance, a form of life not dependent on any form of matter at all, and composed entirely of gravitational waves. Such life would exist far more slowly than the sort we're familiar with, but that only matters if you're measuring using life-as-we-know-it time units. By the same token, I can also envision a form of life based on strong-force "chemistry" instead of electromagnetic, which could only have existed in the first few minutes of our Universe's history, and which would consider absurd the notion that anything could live 10^28 picoseconds past the heat death of the Universe.