Any lively cells?

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Do our body cells have their moments or are they in the official mood all the time? building proteins, sending signals etc etc.
I am not able to clearly say what their moments could be. Maybe spitting some cellular fluid on other cells for no defined purpose but simply to irritate and have fun with them. Or a marked affection towards a particular cell which no biological process mandates.
 

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Its always good to think about these things and ask questions. But your understanding of biology is frightening.

Individual cells are not aware, not sentient, they do not 'think' or 'feel' or have emotions. Their behavior is governed by simple cause and effect---i.e. stimulus and response. Cells do behave differently at different times, e.g. they go through phases of high activity (energy metabolism, etc), and phases of low activity (near stasis) etc etc, but it is not based on a 'mood'.

Hope that helps, let me know if its not clear.
 
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given the fact that we're nothing but a collection of these cells, it's odd to think that a joke or a funny act arises out of these seriously working cells.
 
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That doesn't make any sense. None.

The premise of your logic is that 'seriously working' cells cannot give rise to higher order behavior. Cells themselves, however, are simply assemblies of molecules: proteins, nucleic acids, fats, etc etc. Surely those molecules don't have 'emotions', thus your conclusion suffers from the same problem its attempting to solve.

Emotions are 'emergent properties' from the hundreds of billions of cells that make up our bodies and brains.
 

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