Properties of Life - 87796

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In order for something to be considered alive, part of its behaviors, life history and/or traits should fulfill each of the nine properties of life. The first property of life is order, or the ability of an organism to function and maintain homeostasis. Eventually this means an organism can regulate itself biologically so that it is not subjecting itself to physical entropy. The second property of life is metabolism. Metabolism and order go hand in hand. Organisms must obtain and/or create energy and be able to convert it into a usable form that helps with bodily processes and regulating homeostasis. Without sound metabolic function, organisms would not be able to thrive and their bodily functio