Activated Carbon Particles
Let’s take a quick look at the other unique characteristics of Carbon. Apparently, this unique characteristic of Carbon is seen not only at the time when the bodies of living creatures are formed but also at the time when the living creatures die and undergo both chemical and natural changes. In these processes of change, the Carbon elements inside the living creatures form groups of Carbons to the surface of which various molecules are able to stick.
Indeed, it is this very nature of the Carbon elements that man today has been taking advantage of in his attempt to make activated Carbon particles. By burning substances derived from living creatures such as coconut shells, the various kinds of seeds of plants, tree trunks, etc. until they turn into coal, thereby enlarging their pores and enabling various molecules to stick to them, man has been able to make activated Carbon particles, which he needs in performing such activities as filtration, purification, etc. One gram of activated carbon particle has in gerneral a surface area of 500 square meters capable of adsorbing a variety of molecules. Given such a unique characteristic of Carbon particles, which has enabled man to turn it into activated Carbon particles, is it then not possible that there has been similar activated Carbon particles in nature long before the existence of living creatures? Is it not a fact that Zeolite which has characteristics similar to those of activated Carbon particles, has been made to exist by nature itself too? Has it not been said in some of the preceeding pages that some meteorites contain microscopic diamonds and that diamonds can, after a very long process, also be formed from the remains of living creatures? Not only this. There is also a substance that looks like Charcoal called Black Diamond from outer space scattered on the Earth.
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Long baffled by their origin, scientists now have evidence that these charcoal-colored gems [image] formed in outer space.
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The test revealed the presence of many hydrogen-carbon bonds, indicating that the diamonds probably formed in a hydrogen-rich environment—such as that found in space.
Haggerty has suggested, in the past that black diamonds might have rained down on Earth inside meteorites billions of years ago. Their relative distribution on Earth could be explained by the timing of the formation of the continents, he said.
Let’s take a look back at the activated Carbon particles gotten from the remains of living creatures. Particles of active Carbon turn out to have pores that are by far bigger than Zeolite, i.e. approximately 105 Angstrom.
The sizes of the pores are something that needs to be taken into consideration in order to make it easy for the molecules to enter them and form compounds. As we know, not all substances are adsorbable by activated Carbon.
Among those that activated Carbon cannot adsorb are lithium, acid or strong base, metal, and inorganic substances (e.g. nathrium, iron, tin, arsenic, iodine, fluorine, and boric acid), alcohol (e.g. ethanol, methanol, isopropyl alcohol, glycol, and acetone), and hydrocarbon (e.g. kerosene oil, gasoline, lubricating oil, and hydrocarbon derived from plants, such as pine oil).
From here it can be seen that substances unadsorbable by activated carbon do not include all the basic compounds present inside the body of the Cell, which provides us with strong reason to say that activated Carbon had indeed played a vital role at the beginning of the emergence of the Cell. Should there exist in the body of the present day Cell non-vital substances, e.g. metal, which is unadsorbable by activated Carbon, these are thought to have been acquired by the Cell long after it had undergone evolution.
Why is it that there are so many coincidences? Here it is said that Black Diamond had also been distributed at the time when the skin of the earth was first formed billions of years ago—exactly at the time when the cell-to-be was first formed, and also exactly at the time when lightnings and earthquakes occurred frequently. Could it be that there are particles of Black Diamond that have characteristics similar to those of active Carbon?
The presence of Diamond in outer space that closely resembles the one formed from the remains of living creatures.
The presence of Black Diamond from outer space that closely resembles coal formed from the remains of living creatures.
The presence of Zeolite with its adsorptive ability similar to that of activated Carbon.
Let’s just suppose that activated Carbon did play a role in the emergence of the Cell. Now, what do we have to say about the continuity of the whole process of its evolution?
Two Types of Carbon that Form the Cell-To-Be
1. Atom Carbon capable of forming approximately 10 million compounds with other substances, thousands of which are very important for human beings to keep their lives running. Given the abundance of Carbon elements with their unique characteristic in this universe, including inside the living creatures body, it can be assumed that it is these very Carbon elements that had been playing a major role as the supportive substance.
2. Activated Carbon, yet one that is present in the universe in the form of a particle or a granule, and scattered all over the Earth. That is to say it can adsorb many types of molecules, including those of Carbon.
Thus, it was from the two forms of Carbon as described above that there exist two entities which presumably play particular roles in the formation of living creatures, i.e.:
1. The Carbon atoms that form the various compounds inside the activated Carbon particle; and
2. The activated Carbon particle that serve as the container of the compounds being formed.
How then are we to develop possibilities in order to ensure that our assumptions are as close to accuracy as possible? While the use of an approach whereby the subject matter is viewed in a simple manner may only lead us far astray from accuracy, there is yet a possibility that such an approach may also bring us closer to accuracy. Let’s now look at what this book has to say.