|FRONT PAGE | NEWS | ARCHIVE | NEWSLETTER | FORUM | LINKS | ME | THIS SITE | E-MAIL|
If you wanted to produce carbon and oxygen in roughly equal quantities by stellar nucleosynthesis, these are the two basic levels you would have to fix, and your fixing would have to be just about where these levels are actually found to be. . . . A commonsense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics . . . and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature.Given the unique ease with which carbon forms long, complex chains and rings, it is difficult (though not impossible) to imagine life with a different chemical basis such as silicon.
|Density (water=1)||2.25 (graphite), 3.52 (diamond)|