When considering the incresing complexity of atoms, molecules, cells, and tissues, you may notice that each step characteristics that were absent in the previous level. These characteristics, called emergent properties, demonstrate that the whole organism is more than the sum of its individual parts. Consider the heart, an organ with a variety of tissues. In what way is the heart more than the sum of the tissues it comprises?
biology - SraJMcGin, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 9:47am
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