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Darwin's "endless forms most beautiful" quote...applied to chemistry

“Thus, from the ashes of alchemy, from war and peace, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of new molecules that never existed before, directly follows. 

There is grandeur in this view of matter, with its several properties, having been originally breathed into a few elements or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed laws of thermodynamics, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, synthesized.”

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