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  1. #1 Cell theory (fact or faked???) 
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    i have come up with a new cell theory. basically, each cell is made up of cells and all things are cells. this means that your cells are made up of cells. and that also means you are a cell which is oviously made up of cells. you can relate this to any thing. e.g. astronomy: the earth and planets are all cells.
    quantum physics: dimensions are made up of cells which are other dimensions.
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    does this make sense?
    is it possible?


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    No, this does not make sense.

    Eukaryotic cells contain subcellular compartments called organelles. Prokaryotic cells have no subcellular compartments, all though there is some targetting and localization of proteins to certain parts of the cell.

    If you just want to redefine "cell" as meaning anything, then you are essentially coming up with a meaning of the word that is useless, arbitrary, and completely uninformative.


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    thanks, i do not quite know about this sort of stuff as much as you, but i did look it up. i found that ribosomes could be considered cells. by cells i mean the thing that makes up another hing. not strickly to biologies facts.
    uold it make sense, ithat if looked on from a different angle, perhaps a cell/s could make up a cell. i mean that people are as much as a cell of earth as are bees and plants even.
    i would love to hear anything you have to say, as this is still a theory.
    i think, with work, it still can be possibly proven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis Pratt
    thanks, i do not quite know about this sort of stuff as much as you, but i did look it up. i found that ribosomes could be considered cells. by cells i mean the thing that makes up another hing. not strickly to biologies facts.
    Ribosomes are not cells. They're macromolecules. If you want to redefine the word cell, then all you're doing is taking a tightly defined, well understood concept and making it more nebulous and less useful.

    That's not science, it's just bad semantics.
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    I don't see the point in your "theory". Rather than being fascinated by the biologically distinct and diverse organisms on the planet, you'd be satisified to classify them all as "cells" that make up a bigger "cell"? ... How boring.
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