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On the applicability of dialetheism to the emergence of life and the classification of viruses
Author(s): Vera M. Kolb
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Paper Abstract

We have found that the principles of dialetheism, which state that some contradictions (typically at the limits of a system) may be true, and which amply demonstrate the limits of thought and conception, can be valuable in sorting out and clarifying various astrobiological problems. Examples include the classification of viruses as alive or not alive, and the description of the abiotic-to-biotic transition. We also note the limits of our conception of the extraterrestrial life.

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Date Published: 28 August 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7097, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XI, 709713 (28 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795057
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Vera M. Kolb, Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7097:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XI
Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert Victor Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Paul C.W. Davies, Editor(s)

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