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Organism at a smaller scale

Class on Friday was very interesting and made me think long and hard about the differences between living and non-living organisms. When we looked at organisms at a smaller scale in our labs, my group came up with the idea that at a smaller scale, organisms look more alike and that there is less variation but then in class the professor brought up another idea that when looking at an organism at a smaller scale, we will find more organisms within the larger organism. This is also true, but with the magnifying glass that we used, we were not able to see the microscopic organisms that were actually there. I guess it’s safe to say that all organisms are made of other organisms that are made of something else. If this is true for both living and non-living things then they may not be as different as we thought they were.


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