Should general biology books refer to the subject of - definition of life - ? Or should the books just "get to the point" = teach biology?
Are there any papers regarding the subject?
Thank you Emmi
30th November 2005 - 08:53 PM
Well since Biology is the science of life and of living organisms it would seem that defining what it is you are discussing would be a logical first step.
The definition can be age/level appropriate as needed for the intended audience.
4th December 2005 - 09:19 AM
My many biology courses have taught me that an organism is considered to be living if it satisfies the following criteria:
It metabolises chemicals
It is able to react with environmental stimuli
That was off the top of my head, there may have been more, but those are the basic necessities of life.
10th January 2012 - 01:37 AM
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