i guess what people consider "life" will always be the deciding variable in these discussions, and that's one of those values that's usually so firmly entrenched in someone that no amount of debating will change it.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.
Loki/Grendel/Gail/Beowulf/Camilla/River/Bathory/Arwen/Lafayette/Deb/Jack Skellington (soon)