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Stars/Crystals, living things?

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Stars/Crystals, living things?

Postby Sectaguy » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:08 pm

I need help with an assignment. I get that crystals can grow but I don't believe they qualify as living things. Are biologists in general in agreement that stars and crystals aren't and can't never be described as living things? Thanks!
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Postby JackBean » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:44 pm

I pretty much think so. Although I've read about some crystals, I don't remeber, what were they composed of, which were able somehow to reproduce or something, so they were considered they could be non-carbon-based living. I may look it up.
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Postby Darby » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:36 pm

Crystals do self-organize and they can reproduce, but they don't really have a metabolic or an evolutionary capability.
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