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Atoms are alive or not

  1. Feb 17, 2015 #1
    We are made up of atom & we are alive
    But a pen is also made up of atom but
    it is not alive
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 17, 2015 #2


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    You are asking how it can be that some things made up of atoms are alive and other things made up of atoms are not. You will find some answers if you google for "emergent property".

    Further discussion will take us outside the scope of science and questions about science, so this thread is closed.
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