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09-09-2019 2:58 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by ssope
09-08-2019 2:42 AM

Your mistake is to anthropomorphise chemical reactions. Chemical reactions don't 'prefer' things or 'pursue' things, they happen because the conditions they are in require it.

Chemical reactions have no decisions to make or motivations to follow, they follow laws. You can ask where the laws of physics come from but that's a different question.

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