The little red boat
Our painter has almost finished his painting.
A beautiful sea shore
flooded with the morning light.
A fisherman is pulling in his nets.
The painter stands
with the paintbrush in the hand and
examines his work critically.
With his other hand
he strokes his beard.
He takes two steps back.
He stands with narrowed eyes.
Suddenly his face brightens.
The phenomenon we
witnessing is clearly more complex.
It is not just the fact that now our system,
i.e. painter - painting - easel - paint - etc.
consists of more chemical elements and
(due to higher mass than the drop) comprises
more (approximately two million times) initial
components of the Cosmos.
If this were only the case
then we would only
need to attach a few zeros to
the number of the collisions and our admiration
(about the possibility of all these collisions being
predetermined fifteen billion years ago) would "merely"
grow some millions times larger.
But things are much more complex.
Here we are faced with the
incredibly complex phenomenon of life.
With his brush he places a few molecules
of a distinct colour
pigment on a
certain point on the surface of the canvas.
This event, the fact
that the material
system "painter" affects the
material system "paint - brush - picture" causing
a new arrangement of molecules in space,
should not impress us too much.
interaction of the ground with the rain drop,
when the drop finally hits the earth, also causes
a rearrangement of the molecules in space.