A ball of snow when rolled over snow increases in mass, volume and size. Is this comparable to growth as seen in living organisms ? Why ?
No, this is not comparable to growth as seen in living organisms. Non-living objects like snow ball also grow if we take increase in body mass as a criterion for growth. However, this kind of growth exhibited by non-living objects is by accumulation of material on the surface (accretion). In living organisms, growth is from inside. ‘