Nov
02
2007

Are cells made up of something?

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Florina's picture
Florina says:

i dunno!

posted on Fri, 11/02/2007 - 8:03am
Florina's picture
Florina says:

i guess there is something called
ATOMS!!!!
U GOTI IT!???????

posted on Fri, 11/02/2007 - 8:05am
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Oh yeah -- there's all kinds of stuff inside of cells.

This reminds me of a favorite quote -- though I don't know who said it, and I don't know the exact wording. A famous biologist said he got into the field to learn what "life" is. He studied animals, and while animals are clearly "alive," they aren't "life" itself. Then he looked at cells, and again, they were alive, but they weren't "life." Then he looked at DNA, and then at genes, and then at the molecules that make up genes... and he realized he was no longer looking at living things, but non-living molecules. "I had started out looking for life," he said, "and somehow, I had gone right past it!"

posted on Fri, 11/02/2007 - 8:56am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

oh even iam in search of this.just calculated and compared with chemistry and later came to a conclusion.......
atoms are of size 0.1 nm .and in that field we have further discovred neutrons ,protrons, electrons and further we don't know wats these sub- atomic particles made up of....
likewise cell size is ranging from 0.5 nm to the biggest viewable cell-ostrich egg.i.e without microscope.so about cell. .we know abt. cell organelles,nucleus etc and what these CONTAIN....BUT FRANKLY I NEED TO LEARN WHAT CELL IS MADE UP OF ???I THINK NO ONE YET DISCOVERED IT bcoz as per my view ,cell is small(size mentioned above)and imagine cell organelles' size .....so i think no one actually thought abt. WHAT ACTUALLY CELL IS MADE UP OF

posted on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 6:59am
Gene's picture
Gene says:

I refer you again to this site. It lists all kinds of things inside of cells.

posted on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 1:07pm
manisha's picture
manisha says:

i posted on thu ,1/18/2008-6:59 pm.as anonymous..
on futher research i saw (read) that cells ARE made up of atoms,molecules in a book.but still i cant believe .i need to be clear what itz made up of

posted on Sat, 01/19/2008 - 6:53am
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Everything we know of is made up of atoms and molecules. According to this site, the most common elements in the human body are:

Oxygen 65.0 %
Carbon 18.5 %
Hydrogen 9.5 %
Nitrogen 3.3 %
Calcium 1.5 %


And then a whole bunch of other stuff at less than 1%.

posted on Sat, 01/19/2008 - 8:04pm
Zombie Destroyer's picture

Every thing is made of atoms so yes there is always something smaller

posted on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 10:01am

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