Thursday, June 24, 2010

Signs Of Life

My daughter is learning about the seven indicators of life in science at school. These indicators – movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion, nutrition – have spiritual parallels which I have written about here. According to Susannah’s notes, “Something is an organism if it...goes to the toilet” – a fact so well-known that gives rise to the adage “Do bears [go to the toilet] in the woods?” to describe the self-evident.

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