28 August 2008 On the applicability of dialetheism to the emergence of life and the classification of viruses
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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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Vera M. Kolb, "On the applicability of dialetheism to the emergence of life and the classification of viruses", Proc. SPIE 7097, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XI, 709713 (28 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795057; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.795057
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