Are Crystals alive?

Carbon and silicon sit together on the periodic table meaning that there are many similarities between them. For many years carbon was said to be the only living atom on the Earth, but recently all the aspects that allows carbon to be classed as such have been found in Silica also. This means that by scientific and human means silica containing substances are alive.

Life forms have been found in the deep oceans of earth that demonstrate all the characteristics of life, even being able to reproduce, with out any carbon in them. So, Yes, Crystals are very much alive but, as yet we don't completely understand their sacred language of geometric light.