There is no cogent empirical reason for supposing that the laws determining the motions of living bodies are exactly the same as those that apply to dead matter
But by virtue of this natural selection of our kind we have developed resisting power; to no germs do we succumb without a struggle, and to many-- those that cause putrefaction in dead matter
, for instance --our living frames are altogether immune.
The physiology, the chemical rhythm of the creature, may also be made to undergo an enduring modification,--of which vaccination and other methods of inoculation with living or dead matter
are examples that will, no doubt, be familiar to you.
He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars and over the face of dead matter
that did not move.
After cutting, give the grass a vigorous raking to remove any dead matter
We have so abused nature that it appears it is fighting back, for the earth is not dead matter
but what James Lovelock calls a Gaia, a living entity where the organic and inorganic cooperate for their mutual sustenance.
By being geological," he writes, "the Anthropocene opens a doorway between supposedly dead matter
and living matter.
Imagine if we were to approach nature not as warts or blisters, nor as dead matter
for our whim, but as something to which we are deeply interconnected.
Before new growth begins, the dead matter
needs to be trimmed.
Harvested samples were sub-sampled and fractioned into leaves (green leaf laminas), green stems (stem + leaf shield) and dead matter
(shoots and dead leaves), weighed, dried and weighed again.
Without agents of decay, like fungi, the supply of chemicals on which life depends would remain trapped in the dead matter
Time danced with uncertainty to get me where I stand today from dead matter
to single-celled life forms, to insects and birds, all the way to homo sapiens.