“Living entities are not “just” processes,
but something more:
they are lasting,
extended critical transitions,
always transient toward a continually renewed structure.”
Longo, Giuseppe & Montévil, Maël. (2011). From Physics to Biology by Extending Criticality and Symmetry Breakings. Progress in biophysics and molecular biology. 106. 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2011.03.005.