Composition of living things
Name: Glen Crest J.H.
How can living things be made of nonliving things such as atoms?
Good question. According to one view, a living system can be regarded as a
collection of organized molecules and chemical reactions. Therefore, the
organization of the molecules and reactions would distinguish living and
non-living systems. My personal view is that life is more than just molecules
and reactions, but that's another matter altogether.
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