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Old Nov 2nd 2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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How do we get from sub-atomic particles and end with whole objects like trees and humans? Or in other words, how, why, when do sub-atomic particles become particular atoms (hydrogen, carbon, etc.), which combine to form molecules, cells, organs, and finally whole objects? Is there anyone in this forum who wants to be bothered with such a basic question? Anyone care to refer a book. Thank you.
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Old Nov 3rd 2013, 05:02 AM   #2
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Wink Why has a long tail

I think the honest answer to this is:
No one knows!

There are (quite substantial) bits of the puzzle being assembled by scientists all over the world.
But there are still many crucial pieces that elude us.

Its starting to look like its one of those impossible jigsaws with a bowl of baked beans on one side and a bowl of jelly beans on the other.
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Old Nov 3rd 2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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Is there anyone in this forum who wants to be bothered with such a basic question? Anyone care to refer a book. Thank you.
Your "basic question" is actually a series of very involved questions, ranging from cosmology (the development of basic elements such as hydrogen and helium in the early universe) to stellar evolution (the development of heavier elements such as carbon, oxygen, etc.), to chemistry (the combination of elements into molecules), to biology (the combination of molecules into cells and organs, and to evolution (the development of species). I suggest you narrow your question to a more specific topic - otherwise about all we can do is rcommend that you visit the library or your favorite book store and pick up an armfull of books on these various topics.
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