This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://biologos.org/blogs/kathryn-applegate-endless-forms-most-beautiful/a-world-from-dust-how-the-periodic-table-shaped-life-2
I have never heard such poetic language used to describe chemistry. Chemistry was not my favorite high school subject, but this article almost makes me want to have been a chemist. I get the idea that the"random" processes discussed in evolution are not really so much random as that they are the results of the laws of chemistry. I like the idea that an understanding of the world as we see it requires an understanding of all of the sciences and how they interrelate.