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Q & A: Are atoms alive?

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Most recent answer: 10/07/2008
Q:
Are atoms alive?
- emma
san jose
A:
This is a great philosophical question and the answer all depends on how you define "alive."  We don't usually say something is alive unless it can at least grow or reproduce or metabolize.  While atoms can join together to form beings that do these things, individual atoms do not. 

Thank you,
Jakab Walters w. Mike W.


(published on 10/07/2008)

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