Living being

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Living beings are more or less complexly formed organisms whose life is revealed in particular by metabolism, reproduction, irritability, growth, development (ontogenesis) and evolution (phylogenesis). Accordingly, plants, animals and humans are considered living beings, but not minerals. Collectively, living things are also called biota (from Greekβίος bíos "life"). Viruses are not commonly classified as living beings, but are of outstanding importance in the evolution of all living things because of their cross-species horizontal gene transfer.[1]

All living beings, besides humans also animals and plants, have their own etheric body, which is manifested by the characteristic time shape of their development, which results from the interaction of a multitude of biological, terrestrial and cosmic rhythms, which are scientifically investigated today especially by chronobiology.


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  1. Cf. Hardtmuth (2019)