Dead matter

(Print.) type which has been used, or which is not to be used, in printing, and is ready for distribution.

See also: Matter

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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. Sometimes, of course, they are clearly the same.
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.
I am something of a physician, and have, like my fellows, sought more than once for the soul in living and in dead matter; yet, like providence, it has remained invisible to my eyes, although present to my heart.
Since then, the idea that the nonhuman world was made up of "dead matter," lacking in meaning and purpose aside from its usefulness to humans, has prevailed.
Both the living and the dead matter only as servants to the cause of Trump himself.
But continental shelf waters are deeper than tidal wetlands and estuaries, so there is more time for bacteria and other animals to consume this dead matter before it can get buried."
By this route we come, then, to the problem of explaining the existence of life within a field of dead matter. It is not my purpose here to engage further in discussion of this problem, other than to point out that while science has attempted to explain the advent of life from random encounters of matter, it has failed to do so in any convincing way.
After cutting, give the grass a vigorous raking to remove any dead matter. In a couple of weeks you can apply some autumn lawn feed which will help to strengthen the roots for the winter ahead.
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.
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.