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  • adj. Not living; inanimate.


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  • In his ignorance Jerome had chosen a non-living electro/mechanical Lepton android.

    A Simple Misunderstanding

  • The work is a collection of treatises or lessons that deals with the most general (philosophical) principles of moving things, both living and non-living, rather than physical theories (in the modern sense) or investigations of the particular contents of the universe.

    Capsule Summaries of the Great Books of the Western World

  • The most important non-living element of the Pine Barrens ecosystem is water, considering its availability and characteristic chemistry.

    2009 March 08 « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • There isn't any evidence that non-living matter and energy can give rise to living organisms through undirected/non-goal oriented processes.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • Thomas Huxley, who coined the term abiogenesis to denote the idea that life evolved from non-living matter, gave a lecture at Edinburgh in 1868 called "On the Physical Basis of Life."

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • If life spontaneously arose from non-living matter, I would probably dismiss ID.

    Another Look

  • YECs are opposed to blind and non-goal oriented processes giving rise to all living organisms from non-living goop.

    19th Century Evangelical Scholars, Old Earth and Evolution

  • Hence, intelligent design provides the best — most causally adequate — explanation for the origin of the information necessary to produce the first life from simpler non-living chemicals.

    2010 January - Telic Thoughts

  • There isn't any evidence that living organisms can arise from non-living matter with intelligent intervention.

    After thoughts on Barr

  • Healers from the Greco-Roman tradition thought that physical illness was caused by an imbalance of the four non-living elements that composed all matter – earth, air, water, and fire.

    Checkered Beliefs


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