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1 organism, or millions?

  1. Mar 25, 2007 #1
    1 organism, or millions??

    I was just thinking, considering I am made up of millions (billions?) of cells, am I a single organism, or a network, kind of like I suppose a collaboration of millions?

    Is each one of my cells an organism in its own right? Are my sperm each their own organism, or are they me??
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  3. Mar 25, 2007 #2


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    Since the cells in your body could not survive without being a part of the whole, that is what makes you a multicellular organism and not a colony of single-celled organisms.
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