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What does a living thing have that a non living thing does not have?

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12/07/2010

Life as a biochemical process requires respiration (oxidization of fuels), food intake (getting materials to burn), growth (mass increment), reproduction (ability to leave copies of itself). All of this characteristics involve METABOLISM, wich is common to all life in earth.

Not all living beings move, or reproduce, or respond to stimuli, but most do.