I asked myself a question the other day. Why would a rock composed of almost the same atoms as a man would NOT be living like us? Is there somewhere a true "soul" thing? What makes us living and moving when a billion of other things with the same composition as us are frozen and not moving...?
Composition does not determine function.
Think legos for a second. You can put your legos together in an infinite number of ways, and each combination has a different function. A car with wheels is made to roll, and a fighter jet with wings gets flown around the room with shooosh'ing sounds. They are both made of legos, yet they are completly different.
Atoms and the combinations that they make are just like legos. Put them together in certain ways and they form molecules of inorganic or organic life. Inorganic is made to sit around all day lilke a rock, until some cave dweller picks it up and throws it at some moving mass or organic life, in hopes of stopping the organic life so the cave dweller can cook and eat it thereby perpetuting his own organic life. The rock has no say in this. But I have wondered off course. What were we talking about?