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Postby adam00f » Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:48 am

In the beginning of the year my bio teacher gave us a question to figure out...Why isn't a car a living thing.. ive been figureing it out and saying answers im very close but i can't seem to get it..any help.i would aphricate it

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Postby mith » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:17 am

uhhh, it doesn't have babies? It doesn't grow?
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Postby adam00f » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:20 am

but then i guess my bio teacher will argue like well..man can make stuff or somthing..Ex: i was going to tell him that cars dont have DNA or the blue prints but then ..i remmberd that cars do have ablue print....and that cars havle also eveloutionized..i need something spefic...but i cant seem to grasp it..im so close
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Postby mith » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:24 am

ok, we have a very good thread on the definition of life
viewtopic.php?t=490&start=24
But again, a car cannot make a baby car. Every living thing can.
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Postby adam00f » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:25 am

that might work..its worth a shot..
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Postby adam00f » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:33 am

Biostudent84 wrote:
Defining life:

Here is the current definition of life. In order for something to be called living, it must follow all of these:

1. all known living things are made up of cells.
2. the cell is structural & functional unit of all living things.
3. all cells come from pre-existing cells by division.
(Spontaneous Generation does not occur).
4. cells contains hereditary information which is passed from
cell to cell during cell division.
5. All cells are basically the same in chemical composition.
6. all energy flow (metabolism & biochemistry) of life occurs
within cells.


maby i can apply this frm the thred u sent me too look at..now i just need to put it in my own intertepation..and hopefully get the questiuon right
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Postby adam00f » Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:52 pm

I think I figured the answer to the question a car isn’t a living thing cause the car doesn’t carry its blue prints or genetic material in it, un like us we carry our genetic material in our nucleus. If you guys agree with me on this I’ll stick to it.
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Postby Poison » Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:43 pm

I think you should better say that car does not have cells. or you can say that a car can not make cellular respiration to produce ATP.that would be more scientific because genetic material isn't the only thing. viruses have genetic material too but they are non-living.
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Postby adam00f » Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:45 am

lol probaly ill try that..if that dosnt work i still have till the end of the year :lol:
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Postby zami'87. » Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:33 am

Hi people!I'm not sure that you can say that everything that is alive is made of cells.What about viruses?Are they "living things"?I'm not sure.Ok viruses can't reproduce without cell's metabolism but they can reproduce... :roll:
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Postby 2810712 » Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:04 am

This is well debated subject zam , and scientists can't draw single conclusion , but recently they found viruses similar to some bacts , This is a amaizing fact from evolution pt. also.
What's ur opinion ? ? ? Have it.

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Postby zami'87. » Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:22 pm

2810712 wrote:This is well debated subject zam , and scientists can't draw single conclusion , but recently they found viruses similar to some bacts , This is a amaizing fact from evolution pt. also.
What's ur opinion ? ? ? Have it.

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Hi again! Well I think that viruses should be counted in living organisms cause they are capable to reproduce.But I'm not sure for prions I mean they don't have genetic material but they definitely show some properties of living organism
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