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Would you expect the elemental composition of Earth's crust to be the same as that of the human body or different?

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Report this Feb. 10 2011, 10:56 am

Quote: LieutenantCommanderData625 @ Feb. 09 2011, 3:45 pm

We are organic, and so is the earth's composition. Id expect us to be made of the same very basic elements just a few differences in exponents here and there!
This is my answer as well.

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Report this Feb. 10 2011, 1:39 pm

Quote: DNesh @ Feb. 09 2011, 1:50 pm

Would you expect the elemental composition of Earth's crust to be the same as that of the human body or different? 

Discuss....



Seriously! Yes!

It's exactly the same right through the Universe; it varies or alters it's percentage, for whatever purpose that it is used for or "being."

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It's strange, being a catalyst for things that move outside.

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Report this Feb. 10 2011, 3:03 pm

Quote: DNesh @ Feb. 09 2011, 6:37 pm

This was my initial first response two weeks ago. I need to step my game up!!

Honestly, I am baffled at the question. Currently, I have no idea. I guess I am going to find out. I have read so many of James Mitcheners books. I have 'Space' but have put it aside for far to long!

I asked my honey what he thought (just to see how smart he is). His reply:

The same. Plants grow in the dirt and consume water. Animals consume plants. People eat animals. We are made up of the planet we are designed to consume. It is a symbiotic relationship. The planet can live without us. We can't live without the planet. This makes him think we are parasites & the planet is our host.

How close is he???

 



I dunno... I think the planet could get along just fine w/out humans...

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Report this Feb. 10 2011, 3:04 pm

Quote: DocFanFive @ Feb. 10 2011, 3:03 pm

Quote: DNesh @ Feb. 09 2011, 6:37 pm

This was my initial first response two weeks ago. I need to step my game up!!

Honestly, I am baffled at the question. Currently, I have no idea. I guess I am going to find out. I have read so many of James Mitcheners books. I have 'Space' but have put it aside for far to long!

I asked my honey what he thought (just to see how smart he is). His reply:

The same. Plants grow in the dirt and consume water. Animals consume plants. People eat animals. We are made up of the planet we are designed to consume. It is a symbiotic relationship. The planet can live without us. We can't live without the planet. This makes him think we are parasites & the planet is our host.

How close is he???

 

I dunno... I think the planet could get along just fine w/out humans...
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Tureaz'47

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Report this Feb. 10 2011, 3:08 pm

^ It would lack purpose though

It's strange, being a catalyst for things that move outside.

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Report this Feb. 10 2011, 4:14 pm

Quote: JOYOFVGR @ Feb. 10 2011, 10:56 am

Quote: LieutenantCommanderData625 @ Feb. 09 2011, 3:45 pm

We are organic, and so is the earth's composition. Id expect us to be made of the same very basic elements just a few differences in exponents here and there!
This is my answer as well.


Precisely, DNesh, I also agree with your bf about how the Earth can live without us e we cannot live without it (yet). But also, I mean we are 98% related to a tomato, so I mean, we are and we aren’t the same as the crust, the major difference is obviously life. And yes, everything organic is made of carbon among other elements. If it doesn’t have carbon in it, it cannot be organic, or alive.

Sorry for the delayed (and not deep) response.

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Report this Feb. 11 2011, 5:16 am

Quote: JOYOFVGR @ Feb. 10 2011, 10:56 am

Quote: LieutenantCommanderData625 @ Feb. 09 2011, 3:45 pm

We are organic, and so is the earth's composition. Id expect us to be made of the same very basic elements just a few differences in exponents here and there!
This is my answer as well.


Thanks, guys. I am really going to dig into that word organic. I know what it means...but, I guess I really need to understand on a deeper scientific level.

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Report this Feb. 11 2011, 5:28 am

Quote: 267198ed @ Feb. 10 2011, 4:14 pm

Quote: JOYOFVGR @ Feb. 10 2011, 10:56 am

Quote: LieutenantCommanderData625 @ Feb. 09 2011, 3:45 pm

>We are organic, and so is the earth's composition. Id expect us to be made of the same very basic elements just a few differences in exponents here and there!
This is my answer as well.
Precisely, DNesh, I also agree with your bf about how the Earth can live without us e we cannot live without it (yet). But also, I mean we are 98% related to a tomato, so I mean, we are and we aren’t the same as the crust, the major difference is obviously life. And yes, everything organic is made of carbon among other elements. If it doesn’t have carbon in it, it cannot be organic, or alive. Sorry for the delayed (and not deep) response.


 


That is plenty deep enough for me, 267198! I am going to place all your replies in front of me.  Then I can get in on the conversation on my biology message board and see where I can fit your replies in. I will gain more perspective on the subject while doing so.


Ture...I am taking a biology course and being able to discuss this question with other students on their message board is worth up to 15 pts for extra credit.


Thanks everyone! You have all been very helpful!! 


 


 


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Report this Feb. 11 2011, 5:51 am

Good answer DNesh!

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Report this Feb. 18 2011, 3:18 pm

Thanks, Rusty....I have a lot to learn!


My Instructor retired that question. Here is the question we get to chew on for a month. I need answers people. HELP!


Why is it likely that you will never encounter a predatory two ton living cell on the sidewalk?


Why people, why???


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