virus: Carbon atoms

James Veverka (
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That concept was around 2300 years ago in Greece. It is not that new.


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I am new to this list and thought I would send an introductory post.
If it makes absolutely no sense, don't worry about it. Please be aware that this is not a dearly held belief, just a mind romp.

*Meme O' the day*


An intellegent (Time traveler, Extra-terrestrial, Supreme being, ???)
has been here before.
Long ago.



Carbon, (the element upon which all organic life is based)
has 6 electrons, 6 neutrons, and 6 protons.

Imagine trying to explain this to someone, 2000+/- years ago.
How would the recipeint have recorded this information using words and concepts that he understood? What would that record look like after thousands of years and a few translations?