There is a general notion that water is an essential ingredient for life. When scientists seek life on other planets, the first thing they usually do is to make sure there’s water somewhere on the planet. Do you remember your physics classes back at school when they first touched upon the physical properties of water saying that it’s a transparent, tasteless and odorless liquid. And everybody went, “Oh yeah, I know that already, what kind of fool do you think I am?” But have you ever thought for a moment about water really being transparent, tasteless and odorless? Or should I ask it the other way? Have you ever thought about water not being transparent, tasteless or odorless?
Let’s say it’s red in color and tastes and smells like strawberries. In other words, imagine you’d have a rain of strawberry jam solution over your head every once in a while, coming down on you, your clothes, your car, your cottage. Imagine living by the sea! Plus, you’d be 70% made of that same substance yourself. Ain’t that cool! Well, although a lot of people find the strawberry taste delicious and it could work well for them for a period of time (especially with whipped cream), but hey, not when the taste never leaves you for the rest of your life. Just for the argument’s sake, here’s the worst case scenario. What if water was green, slimy and smelled like a bad egg? How about that? I’m sure there are zillions of tiny organisms that would call it heaven. But certainly not the kind of organisms we humans are.
You see, water is transparent, tasteless and odorless and we wouldn’t have it in any other way, would we? Yet, there are numerous different flavors and a myriad of smells in the world. What are the odds that water possesses none of those limitless properties? Since the other combinations exist, they are just as likely to have come to pass. But they didn’t. Is it a coincidence? My my my, aren’t we lucky to have it the way it is! Don’t you get the feeling that there has to be a master scheme behind this? For life to happen!
However, if we are to neglect the environmental issues, some day the Earth will be a different place. Have you ever heard about the carbon print, the way mankind pollutes the atmosphere and leaves a heritage for the generations to come? The one they never ask for. Here’s another set of prints: