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supersport



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2007,00:08   

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Lynn Margulis:

'What is life?' is a linguistic trap. To answer according to the rules of grammar, we must supply a noun, a thing. But life on Earth is more like a verb. It is a material process, surfing over matter like a slow wave. It is a controlled artistic chaos, a set of chemical reactions so staggeringly complex that more than 4 billion years ago it began a sojourn that now, in human form, composes love letters and uses silicon computers to calculate the temperature of matter at the birth of the universe.

Well, she's not really saying that 'life' is a verb. And she doesn't even mention 'faith'.

I was not claiming "life" was literally a verb...I was using the term figuratively....as was she.

I would say that 'life' and 'faith' are in fact both prepositions.

to me, "life" is a state of being and "faith" is often called an "act of faith"....or "living in faith"...both of which could be claimed to be words of action...at least sort of.

  
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