Trillions of drifting atoms

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If you have ever (seriously or less seriously) wondered why atoms take the trouble at all in the first place to create the person you are, then I am sure you will be interested in the following statement, to quote:

"To begin with, for you to be here now trillions of drifting atoms had somehow to assemble in an intricate and intriguingly obliging manner to create you. It's an arrangement so specialized and particular that it has never been tried before and will only exist this once. For the next many years (we hope) these tiny particles will uncomplainingly engage in all the billions of deft, cooperative efforts necessary to keep you intact and let you experience the supremely agreeable but generally underappreciated state known as existence."

- Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, 2003, p. 1-6.

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