Did you really mean to ask the question ike so: “. . . what predictions can be made about how the elements within the periodic table become self aware.”
There’s a certain edge to this line of inquiry that gives your readers the general impression that someone burnt your morning toast.
Does anyone suggest that elements become self-aware? Are you suggesting that silver might arrive at self-awareness of its sterling character? Or that Tin might suddenly become conscious of its pretense to be like Platinum, but without the self-worth?
These kinds of questions strike me as the kind of formulations made by Young Earth Creationists.
It would seem you have developed a unique animus regarding BioLogos supporters - - for being so bold as to think God would use Evolutionary principles to develop and enhance the formation of living creatures. I definitely get the idea that it upsets you; are you equally upset if someone suggests that God uses the water cycle (and the physics of evaporation) to bring rain to a parched field or a dry valley?
If you review the Mission Statements of BioLogos, it is quite clear in allowing for a combination of the miraculous and the natural in God’s embrace of the Cosmos.
Rather than use the term “Survival of the Fittest”, most BioLogos participants seem to prefer the phrase “Natural Selection”, with the outcome of selection forces being measured in terms of “number of fertile offspring produced” in an “x” period of time (including multigenerational results if applicable).
In reference to your attempt to apply the concept of “survival of the fittest” to non-living matter (silver, carbon, oxygen and so forth), are you suggesting that Oxygen has a secret motive behind its unavailability? Or couldn’t it just be that sometimes the laws of physics provide serendipity of results, and sometimes not. For example, it is fortunate (is it not?) that stars throughout the Universe use hydrogen as fuel - - since hydrogen is one of the most plentiful elements in the Universe?
But isn’t it unfortunate that stars, unlike our biological mothers, do not allow for us to embrace them as though they were loving persons who want nothing but the best for us? I’ve seen some movies - - dare I call them documentaries?! - - where people who tried to get too close to the stars (out of very loving motivations) were burned to a fair-thee-well?
Larry, this is quite the conundrum! Do we chalk it up to a little known conspiracy of inanimate objects vs. all living things?
Or is it really just one of the oddities of nature that someone as lovely and as helpful as the Sun needs to be regarded at quite a distance. The Greeks had a story about this very issue. No doubt you are proud of the Greek attempt to find order in a chaotic Cosmos. In fact, in Greek, “Cosmos” means “order” - - while Chaos means - - - well, I think you get the general idea…
May I recommend English Muffins for tomorrow morning? They are much less prone to burning compared to ordinary wheat products! While you end your prior post with words to be “food for thought”, I have concluded my post with thoughtful words regarding food!! . . . because I’m a little worried about your blood sugar levels.