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    1. Contrast life to intelligent life?

    2. Would it be possible to receive and understand a message from an extraterrestrial intelligent civilization.

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    There are no clear or universally accepted definitions of life or intelligent life, nor is there clarity on the possibility to receive and recognize (let alone understand) a message from an extraterrestrial intelligent civilization.

    Wikipedia page on life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life is well written.
    If I were to pick one point of significance there, I would choose the uncertainty on whether replication or reproduction can serve as definitions. Examples considered in relation to this point are the questions whether viruses, prions, or wildfires should be counted as ...

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