Pranav Pundarik is teaching live on Unacademy Plus
LIVING WORLD A lecture series by Pranav
Let we define living! D All living organisms grow. d remember that increase in body mass is considered as growth 0 growth exhibited by non-living objects is by accumulation of material on the surface 0 In living organisms, growth is from inside l Growth, therefore, cannot be taken as a defining property of living organism:s
0 Reproduction, likewise, is a characteristic of living organisms
D Characteristic of life is metabolism cellular organisation of the body is the defining feature of life forms
l Consciousness therefore, becomes the defining property of living organisms 1 Human being is the only organism who is aware of himself, ie., has self-consciousness
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