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The Definition of Life

The last week of class has really had me thinking. Before this class, I never really grappled with 'What is Life?'. I mean, I know whats alive- human beings, animals, plant life etc- but I never really thought about how to define life. I really liked how we were able to classify life based on certain characteristics as an improbable assembly and being bounded. Seriously, I never realized that living things are actually bounded by skin, fur, scales etc!

I found the lab more difficult once we had to actually find ways of classifying the plant life. Although the lab was fun, it caused me to think in a completely different way than I am used to because I never thought to sit down and actually classify plants.

I know there is no concrete answer as to what is life, but I hope to get  a better understanding of it as we go on in this class. 


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