Lecture_2_-_What_Is_Life

Lecture_2_-_What_Is_Life - Lecture 2 : Goals1. Define life...

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Lecture 2 : Goals- 1. Define life and death 2. Understand concepts of life, death, organization, structure, function and metabolism 3. Relate these topics to methods of scientific inquiry, personal experience and knowing Lecture 2 What is Life? For supplementary material, go to these websites: http://www.purefood.org/meatlink.html http://www.mad-cow.org/ http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/m aderinquiry/crit3.html
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What is “life”? > The condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally > The course of existence or sum of experiences and actions that constitute a person's existence > The force that makes or keeps something alive > A principle or force that underlies the distinctive quality of animate beings > An embodied organismic state characterized by the capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli and reproduction. Lecture 2 What is Life?
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What is “Death”? > Absence of life > Absence of the characteristics of life > Total and permanent cessation of all vital (living) function Lecture 2 What is Life?
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Why It’s Difficult to Understand Life and Death: > No first hand, personal experience or information
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Lecture_2_-_What_Is_Life - Lecture 2 : Goals1. Define life...

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