What characteristics can not be used to tell the difference between living and nonliving things?

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vickie hoo Profile
vickie hoo answered
I
think the difference between the two is whether they have regeneration
capacity.
Zaphod  Beeblebrox Profile
Don't quote me on this. I am too lazy and drunk right now to do research. At any rate:

The ability to self-propagate, the ability to consume and produce waste, and the need for respiration. Fire exhibits all of these characteristics, and yet is not alive.

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