Experts, please settle a bet.
schneegurt.1 at nd.edu
Fri Jan 30 16:21:08 EST 1998
> Is a fresh cut flower still a "living thing?" (In other words, is it
> still alive?) My friend says no, because it is separated from the rest
> of the plant. I say yes, it is still alive until the cells die. What
> do you all decide?
Yes, the cut flower is still a living thing. The cells are alive. Some
organs are alive. Some tissues are alive. I could take those living cells
and culture them in a petri dish. In fact, a whole new plant could be
grown from some of those cells. You are correct.
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