The metaphysics you attribute to cells is connected to water, since water is a continuum all the cells of the body share. What is unique about water is water forms hydrogen bonds, with other water and with the materials of the cell, to form a hydrogen bonded continuum. Hydrogen bonding is unique in that it can be both polar (a) and covalent (b) and can exist in each of these two states, with a slight energy hill between these two states. This situation makes hydrogen bonding a type of binary switch. Water can transmit binary information, simply by switching states, without braking the bond. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! This binary switch information is not just information, but it also has a tangible physical component connected to other physical attributes of each state. Each of the two states of the hydrogen bonding; covalent or ionic, define different levels of enthalpy (internal energy), entropy (disorder) and volume. The volume has to do with the covalent state expanding the hydrogen bond like when ice expands when it freezes. A shift to covalent side of the switch can be used to muscle materials; water puffs up. What this means is the physical state of things dissolved and interfacing water, will impact the local energy, entropy and volume of the water defined by the hydrogen bonding, with this shape of things defining binary information. Conversely, binary information changes, can tweak the physical parameters of the local water and then the organics. Below are the two main units of water clustering. The higher density or condensed structure has higher entropy which can be useful for shape changing of protein. The collapse makes more room to move. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!