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Why are we alive, how are we alive?

Asked by PoiPoi (274points) May 17th, 2008

I’m asking why our bodies automatically started operating when we were born. And how does that all happen?

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Amurph's avatar

Hmm. Well, our bodies begin operating before we are born – up to 3 months before birth (sometimes), a human embryo / baby can survive outside of the womb.

Even before that, the emryo is still “operational”, ie: it’s not only the mother who does all of the work (besides providing oxygen, food, and safety).

Genetically, we’re programmed to take that first breath of oxygen (babies practice breathing in the womb), stretch our limbs, etc.

As for the why – I don’t know!

marinelife's avatar

What prompts the spark of life at all (makes us draw that first breath) is not something we as people know or agree on. Some would call it a chemical or biological reaction, some would say it is the miracle of life sparked by a divine creator.

judochop's avatar

Plastic….We are here for plastic.

Spargett's avatar

We are alive to procreate and pass on genes that aren’t weeded out.

Life on earth was an accident. And from that accident, its evolved a system that keeps it replicating.

laxdude9216's avatar

Some believe its spontaneous generation.

gooch's avatar

Many believe God did it also.

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