"Obladi, Oblada, Life Goes On"
Obladi, oblada, life goes on. Every day the sun rises, and sets and we rise and set with it. This is a pattern that has occurred for centuries and it started with the dawn of time. 'How did we get here?' and 'what are we doing?' There isn't a single person out there that hasn't searched their soul for the answer. Biology is the study of life. In this study scientists attempt to answer the unanswerable questions. Ideas and theories are derived from their findings and passed on to the younger generations. It is that process which prompts me today. I have been asked to answer the question 'what is life?' In attempt to do so I will touch upon the topics of creation, cellular reproduction, osmosis and diffusion, sexual and asexual reproduction, genetics, and evolution. My answers may be rudimentary, as I am only a sixteen-year-old without much interest to science, not a philosopher, or a scientist.
Life Has a Beginning
Everything has a beginning. Without a beginning there can be no middle, no end, no existence at all. In the case of our Universe, there are two possible beginnings. This does not mean that there are two middles, two ends or two separate existences. It just means that there are conflicting views on which one is true. The first is the Big Bang theory. This is a scientific view on how we all spread from an explosion of electrons, which eventually bonded with the nuclei of atoms. This process is said to have taken over 15 Billion years. The other popular opinion is that god created the universe and everything in it. This was only supposed to have taken six days, with a seventh day for resting. If this is true, then...