You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
describe vitalism
Vitalism is the doctrine, [ often advocated in the past but now rejected by mainstream science,[1] that "living organisms are fundamentally different from non-living entities because they contain some non-physical element or are governed by different principles than are inanimate things".[2] Where vitalism explicitly invokes a vital principle, that element is often referred to as the "vital
spark", "energy" or "élan vital", which some equate with the "soul".[citation needed] Vitalism has a long history in medical philosophies: most traditional healing practices posited that disease results from some imbalance in the vital energies that they thought distinguished living from non-living matter.[citation needed] In the Western tradition founded by Hippocrates, these vital forces were associated with the four temperaments and humours; Eastern traditions posited similar forces such as qi and prana.[citation needed] While it is sometimes contrasted to reductionism, it is opposed by physicalism. ]
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: Describe how enzymes affect chemical reactions and explain why this makes enzymes important to living things.

User: describe how enzymes affect chemical reactions

User: describe vitalism

Weegy: Vitalism is the doctrine, [ often advocated in the past but now rejected by mainstream science,[1] that "living organisms are fundamentally different from non-living entities because they contain some non-physical element or are governed by different principles than are inanimate things".[2] Where vitalism explicitly invokes a vital principle, that element is often referred to as the "vital spark", "energy" or "élan vital", which some equate with the "soul".[citation needed] Vitalism has a long history in medical philosophies: most traditional healing practices posited that disease results from some imbalance in the vital energies that they thought distinguished living from non-living matter.[citation needed] In the Western tradition founded by Hippocrates, these vital forces were associated with the four temperaments and humours; Eastern traditions posited similar forces such as qi and prana.[citation needed] While it is sometimes contrasted to reductionism, it is opposed by physicalism. ]
Expert answered|donz|Points 20|

Question
Asked 9/20/2012 10:23:24 AM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
A stream of water will bend toward a balloon that has been rubbed on a sweater to generate static charge. Which property of water is responsible for this behavior?
Weegy: 1. the polarity of the water molecule is responsible for this behavior User: Which of the following statements correctly distinguishes between an acidic and a basic solution? Weegy: Please provide the statements that you are referring to (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 9/19/2012 12:04:56 PM
0 Answers/Comments
what is an experiment i nwhich only one variable is changed?
Weegy: This kind of experiment is a controlled experiment. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 9/20/2012 10:09:11 AM
0 Answers/Comments
why do scientists reject the theory of vitalism now?
Weegy: they just dont agree. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Updated 9/20/2012 11:06:41 AM
1 Answer/Comment
Scientists rejected the theory of vitalism because Vitalism now has no credibility. This is sometimes credited to the view that vitalism posits an unknowable factor in explaining life; and further, vitalism is often viewed as unfalsifiable, and therefore a pernicious metaphysical doctrine.
Added 9/20/2012 11:06:41 AM
This answer has been confirmed as correct, not copied, and helpful.
Confirmed by sujaysen [4/6/2014 12:46:28 PM]
0 questions answered
Popular Conversations
What is the frequency of a wave if 3 crests pass in 6 ...
Weegy: The frequency of a wave if 3 crests pass in 6 seconds is 0.5 Hz.
1/21/2017 12:32:19 AM| 2 Answers
The smallest unit of an element that has all of the properties of the ...
Weegy: The smallest unit of an element that has all of the properties of the element is an atom.
1/21/2017 12:26:51 AM| 1 Answers
Is defined as generating ideas by writing down everything that comes ...
Weegy: Brainstorming is defined as generating ideas by writing down everything that comes to mind on a subject. ...
1/21/2017 1:32:28 AM| 1 Answers
Who is the president of the united states?
1/21/2017 2:42:41 AM| 1 Answers
Who is the president of the united states?
1/21/2017 2:44:57 AM| 1 Answers
How many years did Barack Obama rule u.s.a
Weegy: Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American president in American ...
1/21/2017 3:13:45 AM| 1 Answers
Five functions of government:
1/21/2017 3:33:07 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 475 [Total 475] Ratings 1 Comments 465 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
Points 213 [Total 644] Ratings 3 Comments 183 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 206 [Total 218] Ratings 0 Comments 206 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
P
L
Points 171 [Total 1066] Ratings 2 Comments 151 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 88 [Total 90] Ratings 5 Comments 38 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
P
P
P
Points 68 [Total 4027] Ratings 0 Comments 68 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 60 [Total 60] Ratings 6 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 24 [Total 96] Ratings 0 Comments 24 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 11 [Total 11] Ratings 0 Comments 11 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.