Element 1 is hydrogen.
Element 8 is oxygen.
Hydrogen burns in stars creating immense energy. Tesla tried to harness that energy. That’s the goal of Hydrogen fusion.
That explosive process of fusion creates all other elements, in the sun and its children – the planets.
And when hydrogen and oxygen combine you have the potential for water, which, together with sunlight, and ionization, drives organic life in the solar system. Oh, and love and evolution and Ambition and aspiration and genus and imagination.
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