This group includes the word 'life' in its title, and the word is included in virtually every philosophical/theological discussion everywhere in the world. Generally speaking, thumpers are apt to mean humanity when they refer to it, while those of a more scientific bent usually mean any carbon-based self-reproducing organism.
However we define it, we rely on our limited senses to do so. We envision 'life' as having three dimensions, to be something we can see, feel or in some other way be aware of. We wonder if there is 'life' on other planets or in the spaces between celestial bodies. We try to communicate with 'others' who match our criteria of living beings. But all this inquiry seems to overlook a basic question: what exactly do we mean by 'life'?
Isn't it possible that there is free-floating intelligence, unhampered by physicality, in the universe? How do we know we are not surrounded by life that we are unable to apprehend? Not to go all Rod Serling, but isn't it a possibility that the little speck of space detritus we inhabit is itself part of a larger life form? For that matter, couldn't we consider the entire universe a living entity?
Just throwing this out there (see what happens when a person gets old...peculiar thoughts arise). So, how do you define "life"?