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Secrets of life 3

Matter is charged

We are looking for the origins of life in order to discover its mystery and secretes that may help humankind also in its quest of sustainable progress.

We know through common awareness that we (humans as a living species) consist of a combination of matter, energy and a something called “????”. We consider “matter” as a carrier of life. We ask ourselves if this unknown factor that makes life possible is somehow added to matter (external influence) or is it already part of it (inner influence) coming alive in a mysterious way?

We have started to observe matter in more detail and already found that it is not static. It vibrates, expands and contracts in an oscillating and divers manner. Matter moves continuously.

Matter is charged

We now take our imagination a step further and see that matter is charged with negative and positive polarity. To show this we again look at a few short YouTube animations. Our first animation shows water molecules, their composition and movements.

Water molecules 

It is interesting to observe how the atoms (H2O) relate to each other in an angle (remember the angle, it will come back later) and how also the sides of the water molecules are charged. Heat (such as fire or sunlight) excites the molecules, making them vibrate faster in which case the attraction is much harder between the molecules. When it gets colder, the excitement is reduced and chances are that molecules bond together with the opposite polarity. That is how we get steam, liquid water and ice.

Even though this is very interesting and shows how elements can get into different states of appearance, the elements themselves do not change. Water remains water in ever state (gas, liquid and solid). So matter and energy together can alter the appearance but that is not yet “life”.

Interaction between other elements

Still this polarity issue remains of interest because the negative and positive charges can also interact with other elements. We already know through common awareness that water is a well known carrier of other substances that dissolve in it, float or are moved by the flow of water. This may be significant to explain life. One way or another different types of elements need to glue together with this mysterious “????” force . Maybe this next animation gives us yet another clue. It deals with the way water dissolves salt:

Water dissolving salt

Interesting here is the ability of free floating molecules to interact with other substances and free them from a more fixed situation. This allows the smallest formats of matter to become part of a twirling, stirring water pool that moves around with gravity and other impulses. Many substances can “meet” each other in such a manner.  Water has this property over many more substances than just salt. We may therefore consider water as a significant catalyst maybe of the appearance of life. We just have to look at the importance of water in our own human body for the transportation of all kinds of life supporting substances throughout our own system. Still we find rivers full of water, seas also, and may consider water as a significant element yet we have not yet found the “????”.

But we are close

In the next blog lecture we will go into something amazing that blows our mind and was already hinted 2500 years ago and maybe waiting for internet to become a common point of attention. It may be a break through in awareness but also away from old dogma’s that have ruled our existence for many thousands of years. 

Are you ready for this?

Secrets of life 2

Second key to life

“Matter moves”

Previously on Secrets of Life:

In the first blog lecture we introduced the following equation:

Life = Matter + Energy + “????”

It is miraculous to encounter “????” and we asked ourselves why this ???? exists and what it is? We see that the concept of “life” is strongly related to materials as construction blocks of life forms. The question we can ask ourselves is whether this “????” exists around us and joins matter in a miraculous way under certain conditions? Or is “????” something that is already related to matter in one way or another and always there to come alive in certain situations?

Let us first explore what matter is and how it behaves in its most elementary molecular state. It may give us further clues.

Blog lecture 2: Matter moves

We have reached a scientific understanding now of the behavior of matter that may help us come to an understanding of what life is and this big “why” question. We first need to become aware that matter is never static. Material moves all the time even though we cannot perceive it with our naked eye. Matter consists of a specific combination of molecules which in turn consist of atomic kernels and electrons that twist and twirl around each other in specific movements. These movements show a diversity of patterns and frequencies, even within the same type of molecules. So, for intance, a molecule of water does not always behave exactly the same! The more complex a molecule gets the more complex the different molecules behave together.

To show this I can best link you with a very short  illustration on YouTube:

Vibrations of Molecules CHEM Study

There is no need to remember all the details of the animation or explanation. You just need to recall that every combination of molecules that shape our material surroundings and our own selves has a set of different moves with different frequencies. Blog lecture 3 will take this a step further.