122 III. NON-ELEMENTALISTIC STRUCTURES
behaviour are acting because they can act, while a dead cell is coagulated and so a different set of energies is operating there.24
Should we wonder that life, being a form of colloidal behaviour on microscopic and sub-microscopic levels, conditioned by little colloidal 'wholes', and structures separated from their environment by surfaces, preserves a similar character on macroscopic levels ? We should, instead, be surprised if this did not turn out to be the case.