What are some examples of similar characteristics between living and nonliving things?
Living beings and non-living things both follows the physical and chemical general principles, like the thermodynamic laws, and they are constituted both by atoms and molecules, the basis of the natural organization of all known matter on Earth.
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Except by the proportion or general organization, the living beings obtain from the abiotic environment
The main difference is that, on living beings, the "language" of this organization is far more complex and based on the genetic code (DNA, RNAs and proteins), but they are related to the same physical and chemical processes, the very basic principles of nature.