Living creature

In terminology, living creature is an historical term, presently classified as a defunct namesake, referring to a “created” thing that is “alive”. Correctly, things, firstly, are not “created”, in the sense of by a creator (god) or creation, as this does not exist (see: god does not exist), but are “synthesized” (see: life terminology upgrades) by the powers at work in the universe, and secondly, things can not be “alive” (see: defunct theory of life), but can only be powered forms of CH-based animation (see: animate things).

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“It now remains for me to tell your excellency, as I promised, some thoughts of mine about the proposition ‘motion is the cause of heat’, and to show in what sense this may be true. But first I must consider what it is that we call heat, as I suspect that people in general have a concept of this which is very remote from the truth. For they believe that heat is a real phenomenon, or property, or quality, which actually resides in the material by which we feel ourselves warmed. Now I say that whenever I conceive any material or corporeal substance, I immediately feel the need to think of it as bounded, and as having this or that shape; as being large or small in relation to other things, and in some specific place at any given time; as being in motion or at rest; as touching or not touching some other body; and as being one in number, or few, or many. From these conditions I cannot separate such a substance by any stretch of my imagination. But that it must be white or red, bitter or sweet, noisy or silent, and of sweet or foul odor, my mind does not feel compelled to bring in as necessary accompaniments. Without the senses as our guides, reason or imagination unaided would probably never arrive at qualities like these. Hence, I think that tastes, odors, colors, and so on are no more than mere names so far as the object in which we place them is concerned, and that they reside only in the consciousness. Hence if the living creature were removed, all these qualities would be wiped away and annihilated. But since we have imposed upon them special names, distinct from those of the other and real qualities mentioned previously, we wish to believe that they really exist as actually different from those.”
Galileo (1623), The Assayer [1]

1. (a) Galileo, Galilei. (1623). The Assayer. Publisher.
(b) Galileo, Galilei. (1957). Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo: Including the Starry messenger (1610), Letter to the Grand Duchess Christian (1615), and Excerpts from Letters on Sunspots (1613), and The Assayer (1623) (translator: Stillman Drake) (Excerpts from The Assayer, pgs. 229-80; heat, pgs. 273-74). Anchor Books.

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