The atomic nuclei

Certainly for the atoms we should distinguish

between nuclei and electrons.

These latter are so "unreliable" and so "unfaithful"

that one cannot trust them.

Today they belong to this nucleus and tomorrow

to another. And the next day they get up
and go and fly around freely.

It's better if we deal with the atomic nuclei.

The material from which the molecules of our

drop are made spends only the last
third of its life on Earth.

Before that it was probably in a star.

The oxygen atom definitely
doesn’t belong to the prime
material of the Cosmos.

It was formed later by nuclear

reactions (i.e. by nuclear collisions)
in the interior of a star.

Well, it wasn’t exactly an atom.

It didn’t have its electrons.

Πλαίσιο κειμένου: Inside a star there are such temperatures that chaos reigns.

The nucleus of the oxygen atom however,

eversince it was formed, has remained
unchanged until now. Some electrons
of lower energy levels, which remain with
it for a long time, are picked up later.

Πλαίσιο κειμένου: In order for what we accepted about
absolute determinism to be valid,

each collision in this inferno of collisions inside

the star should be absolutely predetermined to form the particular

nucleus of the oxygen which, after the explosion of the star

(it must be strictly determined in which direction each nucleus has to move),

has to be found on Earth, in order to form the particular water
molecule with the (strictly prescribed) protons and all the necessary  
(predetermined of course) electrons.

Πλαίσιο κειμένου: Let's see the whole
story in brief:

At the moment of the Big Bang it was strictly determined

which specific protons would be formed
which would result in this particular star

where after the specified collisions

with the absolutely predetermined other particles
the oxygen nucleus would be form,

that would arrive on Earth where after other

predefined collisions would form one
of the 1021 water molecules in our drop.

For the electrons, exactly the same reasoning apply,

with the difference that, because of their inherent
"unreliability", we should admire even more the accuracy
in pre-determining the outcome of every interaction.

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