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What is life? How does it resemble a jazz band? Scientists describe exactly what it means to be alive.
In the film, Jet Propulsion Laboratory researcher Mike Russel compares the difficulty of describing “what is life” with the difficulty of describing “what is jazz.”
Can you think of another analogy that might apply? Hint: think of another complex organization that has many different pieces-- complementary and competing - that need to blend into one whole.
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