Boy, that's a humdinger of a question (by
the way, humdinger means that it's a beautiful
Can life live solely on electricity.
Well, let's start with the basics. What is
electricity? Electricity is the flow of
electrons from a source (usually called the anode)
to the destination (a cathode). Think of
electricity as a river of electrons. And what
are electrons? Well, I'll let you look that
So, the next question is "what is life",
right? If we know what life is, and we know
what electricity is, than maybe we can figure out
if electricity can support life. But....the
question of "what is life" is a very tough
All life grows, reproduces, and dies. All life
needs to feed on something. Life as we know it,
you and me and birds and dolphins and cows, all
feed on chemical energy. When you eat, your body
breaks down the food into chemicals and uses it
for energy and building blocks to make new bones
and skin and hair, etc. So, what's the
answer? I think that electricity could provide
energy for life but not the building blocks. So, I
guess I do not believe that life can exist
solely on electricity.
Well, what do you think? I hope you will
think about it some more and if you have any more
questions or ideas, write to us and share them.
You might think of something that I have not!
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