Building Life with Carbon

In these parts, there is a report given about youngsters that may include the words, "Plays well with others". In Danish, it would be leg godt, "play well", which was used to make the name of a popular building blocks toy. Those of us who grow up and get jobs often get reviews on our performance, and one bit of praise in business-ese is a "team player", which can mean different things, depending on the reviewer. If the element carbon was an entity, it would be given high ratings as a team player, as it works well with other elements and is an essential component in building life.

The element carbon has unique properties that show it was clearly designed by the Master Engineer.
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Carbon has many unique properties that would make it more of a "team leader" than a "player". F'rinstance, it is between Boron and Nitrogen on the Periodic Table of Elements, so it is very similar to them. However, its activities are far superior to those of its neighbors. Carbon is number six on the Table, and biblically, six is the number of man. Know what that means? Nothing, really. But it's an interesting coincidence, since carbon is essential to life.

Not only are we carbon-based, but we also need to take in other carbon-based foods for nutrition. Sure, you can tell someone to go eat sand, but sand on Earth is pretty much made of silicon, and wouldn't do anyone a whole heap of good. If you look at the Periodic Table, you'll see that silicon and carbon are close neighbors in their group, but although silicon also plays well with others, it cannot be the basis of life. Obviously, carbon is not the product of some kind of evolution, and is the product of the Master Engineer.
Isaiah clearly states that God formed the earth to be inhabited. This would imply that every aspect of the environment has been designed for the growth and maintenance of life. This includes everything from the air we breathe, the water we drink, to even the various types of atoms and molecules from which life is made. Over the past century and a half, man has made great technological advances that have increased our knowledge and understanding of chemistry and the environment in which we live. With this increase, many have become acutely aware of just how uniquely suited the environment is for life.
To finish learning this fascinating bit of chemistry, click on "Carbon: God’s Building Blocks for Life

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