Activated Carbon Particles opens the opportunity for Life
Let us take a look at this possibility.
Although activated Carbon is known by many to be made by man from the various organic matters by simply enlarging their Carbon pores so that they can adsorb substances in close proximity to them, it is quite possible that activated Carbon can also be made by nature. Organic matter, which commonly consists of such elements as C, H, O and N, as it turns out, is to be found in abundance in this universe. In addition to that, Carbon in a variety of forms are also plentiful in the universe. Thus, the idea that activated Carbon from outer space can at any time fall to and scatter all over the surface of the earth is not at all without reason. It is also possible that substances similar to activated Carbon, of the same type could serve as a substitute to activated Carbon. Here, however, we shall confine our discussion to only the presence of the particles of activated Carbon.
It is presumed that following the Big Bang that marked the beginning of the formation of the universe, there developed various types of atoms, among which were groups of Carbon scattered at every nook and corner of the universe. This explains why this element is to be found in abundance in the stars and other space objects. Accordingly, it is possible that whenever a space object falls to the earth, it brings along with it groups of Carbon in the form of fine particles. It is possible that the groups of Carbon that have existed on the earth since long before are activated by the heat of volcano or something else such that they become porous and active. (Fig.1). This offers another possibility for the development of a new form on the earth. Nothing is yet known as to the type of Carbon atoms and the exact number of the atoms. However, chances are great that the type of Carbon meant here is Carbon 12, either graphite or amorphous in form.
Thus with the presence of active Carbon capable of adsorbing external substances at low temperatures, we have reason enough to assume that active Carbon did have a role in the emergence of the cell-to-be. On the other hand, given the fact that there are also Carbon atoms that are capable of forming approximately 10 million compounds with other substances, we are given further grounds to assert that both these entities need to be taken into consideration.
It is such characteristics of the Carbon atoms that have assumedly made it possible for various living creatures to evolve into what they are today. But, what are our reasons for supporting such an opinion?
A look into the shapes of the existing activated Carbon, be it man-made, or one that is assumedly obtained from outer space, leads us to the presumption that the activated Carbon of the past must have appeared in a variety of shapes. What we are trying to describe here is only those few groups of Carbon with shapes that are more or less similar to what is illustrated below. Their power to adsorb being great, these groups of Carbon are inclined to adsorb other nearby substances. The ones that are easiest for them to adsorb are those drifting freely in the air as gas and certain molecules that dissolve in fluids.
The adsorption of external substances into the body is called chemisorptions in that it involves the process of chemical bonding.
Apart from this, there is also the natural or physical adsorption, which occurs as a result of the tensile strength of the molecules caused by the Van Der Waals force, and the exchange of ion caused by the electrostatic force.
Given such a circumstance, we may not so much expect that the activated Carbon has, in the process of becoming what they are today, the ability to move on their own. The first movements they make are but the combined movements of whatever there is in nature, and these are only physical and chemical movements.
The stronger the relationship with the process of evolution of living creatures is, in sequential terms, the more likely are the assumptions about the origin of living creatures to be true.
Activated Carbon particle must fulfill several requirements before it could be claimed as the origin of a living creature. This is true particularly if in its development, involvement of the prevailing natural laws are inevitable.
1. In order to support and comply with the various opinions that living creatures emerge from activated Carbon, we could perhaps assume that the shape of the Carbon must at least be relatively round.
2. Since the size of a unicellular and Virus, revolves around 1,000 microns and 20 nanometers, we may assume—regardless of the change of size that occur due to evolution—that the size of the activated Carbon may ideally be somewhere between those illustrations.
3. The activated Carbon must have lots of pores/slots through which the life supporting molecules can pass and reach the centre of the activated Carbon.
4. The walls of the pores of activated Carbon are thin all the way to its centre.
5. Activated Carbon maintains its temperature at a level conducive to its display of its ability to adsorb external substances.
6. Activated Carbon is widely spread on the surface of the earth, which makes it possible-though the possibility may be very slight-for it to obtain a ideal place for its development towards becoming a Cell-to-be.
The claim that activated Carbon is the origin of living creatures is an acknowledgement that inside the activated Carbon body there develops at the initial stage what is known as natural and chemical movements, which goes on and on.
A look into the various seeds of plants and also the various eggs of animals tells us that they are in fact capable of staying dormant for quite long periods of time. This perhaps gives us warrant to say that a Cell-to-be too must certainly, at the early stage of its existence in particular, be as dormant as seeds and eggs.
So, what kind of preliminary movement does the activated Carbon actually manifest in its capacity as a Cell-to-be?
Apparently, in no way can we expect to see some extreme, unique, and revolutionary movements here, as everything takes place as are provided by the prevailing natural laws.
The movements resulting from the chemical reactions in the Carbon body are not necessarily radical movements. Even movements of just a few Angstrom a day, yet continuous, can years later result in the emergence of something different.
Another possibility is the constantly changing temperatures: the alternation of the boiling heat of the daytime and the freezing coldness of the night causes the interior of the Carbon body to alternately expand and contract, thereby not only serving as a stimulant for the molecules inside the pores of the activated Carbon to touch each other but also triggering the build-up of some chemical reactions. Some of the molecules adsorbed by the body continue to stay in the body of the activated Carbon, such that they have the opportunity to form new compounds, either among groups of Carbon themselves or with other incoming elements.
Two natural phenomena highly influential on activated Carbon, as the developer of the Cell-to-be, are thunder and earthquakes.
Influences that are directly felt include vibration (caused by thunder), and the seismic tremors (caused by earthquakes), both of which can cause the Carbon body and the air to shake.