May 31, 2016

Homework Help: biology

Posted by cynthia on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 11:23pm.

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?

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