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on molecular diversity.

all living things are made up of the same constituents (atoms). this makes sense to me. all living things are made up of the same constituents, but are different because of the arrangement thereof. this makes even more sense to me.

this story simply harks back to our discussion of clustered diversity, no? no matter what scale we look at things (from the universe to atoms), there is diversity in clumps, arrangements, boundedness, etc.

and those clumps, arrangements, boundedness in turn account for diversity.

it just keeps going in circles.

so if it keeps going in circles, is there ever a limit to molecular diversity? to atomic arrangements?

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