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Shiva Priya from ST. MICHAEL'S SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 7/4/12

living organisms are made of atoms.

non living things are also made of atoms.

then why we are living and they are nonliving ?

kindly help !! :-)

Draken Kartikay Kaul From St Xavier's School Rohini, added an answer, on 7/4/12
47 helpful votes in Science

Living organisms are also made up of atoms and non-living too but the difference is that the living organisms' have cells which were formed from different and relevent elements which could have made up a cell and it could have multiplied to form many cells ...isssues...etc.

Atoms cannot support life...Life first started from cell. The cell could perform all those living functions but not atoms from which it was formed.

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Shreejit Nair From Gulf Model School, added an answer, on 7/4/12
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it is  simple , see all the living things r mainly made up of 3 elements carbon, nitrogen and oxygen . these make up a cell which in turn make up a living organism. but non-living things does not contain these 3 elements in the right proportion , but it is not now possible because it needs a proper temperature for growing. hope it helps!

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Shiva Priya From St. Michael's School, added an answer, on 8/4/12
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thanxx it all helpzz

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Abhay From Hariram Gattani Memorial Jay Bharat English Medium School, added an answer, on 7/4/12
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Living organisms have living cells and non living organisms does not have any cell in their body. So nonliving organisms does not perform the function of living organism. So we are living and they are non-living organisms

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