Discuss what evidence exists that shows that organisms are different essentially than machines. List and discuss 5 items. What does it mean when your author writes that vital acts show œintrinsic unity and œdynamic finality? How are machines made in contrast to organisms?
Discuss: immanent acts, transient acts, finality, perfection.
Read Chapter 11 and internet resources.
From you own knowledge or using internet resources, etc., discuss biologically the birth of a human being. Numerous resources are available to help you. See, for example, the movie: œThe Miracle of Life for details or check out Google. How is the birth of child different from the production of machinesremember things do not differ by what they have in common, both a computer and an organism show action for a purpose, are made out of parts, are highly organized things, etc. Why are they really different? Do not tell me what they have in common.