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Inorganic

Definition

adjective

(1) Of or pertaining to substances that are not of organic origin.

(2) Relating to a substance that does not contain carbon.

(3) Of mineral, rather than of biological, origin.


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Word origin: in- + organic.
Related forms: inorganically (adverb)

Compare: organic

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crazy idea but, if u remember the miller and Urey experiment for origin of life, inorganic substances form the proteins. Does this mean that inorganic substances changed in form as time advanced in the young Earth??? Later revelations showed that the Miller-Urey ...

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by wildfunguy
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:16 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 906968

A question about what living organisms are made up of.

... the main element. Carbon forms the backbone of most of the substances. Those are called organic molecules. However, there are of course also some inorganic compounds present.

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by JackBean
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:43 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: A question about what living organisms are made up of.
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Theories - Origin of Life

crazy idea but, if u remember the miller and Urey experiment for origin of life, inorganic substances form the proteins. Does this mean that inorganic substances changed in form as time advanced in the young Earth???

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by Sumanth001
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 906968

Re: photoautotroph and photoheterotroph difference?

... types of phototrophs use light as their energy source ( as opposed to Chemotrophs which use oxidation as their energy source). Photoautotrophs fix inorganic carbon from carbon dioxide into organic carbon in the presence of water. (for example plants). They also produce oxygen as a by product. Photoheterotrophs ...

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by cash
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:40 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: photoautotroph and photoheterotroph difference?
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Views: 33191

Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... past 100 years, it has not been demonstrated that natural processes can produce life from non living matter. The huge complexity gap lies between inorganic matter and life, switching to a stem cell is just a nuance in contrast. There is nothing to lose by embracing the Genome of Eden. I have one ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 7516
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