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      As you had proposed, we were having an orderly discussion of a specific question – “does the universe fit David Christian’s definition of being “alive”, starting with the first part of that definition, “having a metabolism”.   It is clear that we have not resolved that question, nor agreed on points ((A)) through ((H)).


 You have repeatedly proposed new topics before finishing the current one.  Now you have proposed looking at the  SRI results – and I am OK with doing so – but before we do, should we not intentionally move on from the current topic?  


So which would you like to do?  Would you like to:  1.  Put the SRI stuff in the parking lot and continue with the current topic.

or,    2.  intentionally pause the current topic (metabolism and A-H) and look at the SRI stuff?


Your call.  Thanks-