Life: What We’re Made of Part 1 (The Cell)

This bit has taken a lot of doing so I’ve decided to split it up over a few posts.

I’ve said so far that the world is made of atoms (and I expect to say at some point what atoms are made of) as are all things living. Yet this only explains so much. Atoms are nice as building blocks, but they don’t just randomly create life, they have to be expertly controlled. So to make life, atoms need to be controlled and this role is filled by much bigger molecules. (more…)

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A Small Comment About the Last Post and Empty Space

I wanted to add a little bit more to the last post, but it was already getting quite long and I thought it would be best to publish this seperately.

Atoms are vitally important, but trying to explain what they are is not always the most fascinating of tasks. However one thing about them really does interest me. (more…)

What is Life?

I’ve decided the best place to start this blog on explaining science, is to do a series of posts on something that’s a important to everyone, and is

probably¬†one of the most important aspects of science, I’m going to base the next few posts on Life.

The series will most likely include:

– Some stuff on cells and what we are all made of.

– DNA and the ‘code of life’ (or how we create life).

– This might be controversial to some people but I think it’s pretty important: evolution.

– Thoughts on consciousness and various theories on how we think and the existence of free will.

– As an afterthought I could do a small exploration into the universe and how it supports life, as well as whether there is life outside of this planet (or solar system).

If anyone at any point comes up with other suggestions feel free to comment on the blog and I’ll see if I can get to it!