Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 4 months ago

How would our way of life be different if metals did not exist?

Let's assume the human body functions the same without metals

4 Answers

  • 4 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Just for starters: no electricity, no petroleum products (plastic, e.g.), no skyscrapers, no cars, airplanes, buses, trucks, trains (or anything else that needs an engine)

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    I can't imagine life without Metallica or Megadeth.

  • Mike A
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Most of these replies consider only the elemental metals but metals have a rich chemistry which is essential to life. Major amongst these is the role of iron in the body's circulatory system. Haemoglobin and myoglobin both rich in iron are essential in all our metabolic processes as the iron they contain allows us to harness oxygen from the atmosphere to process our food. So in addition to "no cars, nuclear weapons, pollution, etc" you could add no life as we know it.

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    We would be living in Mud Brick or Stone Homes or Caves or Tents.

    We would be riding Horses and hunting with bows and arrows with stone tips.

    The world population would be 1/2 of what it is now.

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