In terms, water (TR:421) (LH:21) (TL:442|#78), alchemical symbol: 🜄, is a molecular species, comprised of two oxygen and one hydrogen atoms, molecular formula: H2O, commonly found on earth, in the solid, liquid, and gas state.
The following are related quotes:
- “When ultra-violet light acts on a mixture of water, carbon dioxide, and ammonia, a vast variety of organic substances are made, including sugars and apparently [Edward Baly, 1920s] some of the materials from which proteins are built up. The first living or half-living things were probably large molecules synthesized under the influence of the sun’s radiation, and only capable of reproduction in the particularly favorable medium in which they originated.”
- Alchemical Symbols – Unicode.org.
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(b) Bernal, John D. (1967). The Origin of Life (§:Origin of Life [reprint]: 242-49). Weidenfeld.
(c) Haldane, John. (1968). Science and Life: Essays of a Rationalist (§:Origin of Life, pgs. 1-11; quote, pg. 8). Publisher.
(d) Ball, Philip. (2011). Unnatural: the Heretical Idea of Making People (pgs. 135-36). Vintage Books.
- Water – Hmolpedia 2020.