Dr. Ross Anderson – Carbon: God’s Building Blocks for Life

The Lord, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited). Isaiah 45:18 (NASB)

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.

Everyone is familiar with LEGO®, and that a single piece can be used to build a multitude of different structures for different purposes. Well, God has just such a piece that he uses to build the myriad different life forms. It is called carbon. Man, with the mind God has given him, also uses this piece to make many different products for different purposes. Whereas carbon may be viewed as a LEGO® piece, carbon-based compounds are the whole LEGO® set as the same pieces are used to construct the multitude of life forms from plants to insects to humans each with very different structures and purposes.

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