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Elements According to Relative Abundance
A 1970 periodic table by Prof. Wm. F. Sheehan of the University of Santa Clara that claims to show the elements according to relative abundance at the Earth’s surface.
Source: Periodic Table Database
Honestly, I question the validity of this table. I mean, just look at astatine
No no no no no no no no no.
First and foremost, what are those white Niches down there? Oh, they’re elements not even yet artificially synthesized? Wow, I wonder how many of them are actually more abundant at the Earth’s surface than Vanadium.
And Francium! How could we forget my dear friend Francium? That “some distortions were necessary” so all the elements could be included doesn’t even remotely justify Fr’s area. Consider the relative abundances of Francium, Osmium, and Thallium; that is, effectively 0, really small, and really small but (not trivially!) bigger. Astatine and Bismuth have me riled up for obvious reasons, too. And why is there so much Helium in the crust? And where is it all?
Even if the areas were some strange log-scale to somehow explain away the orders of magnitude difference between Silicon and Osmium it wouldn’t make up for the wrongness of Carbon vs Silicon. There is so much silicon dioxide in the Earth’s crust.
This image makes me so angry.
this got me caught up in a bowed string instrument wikipedia k hole
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A haiku from the article: The Lies That Doctors and Patients Tell
Wave it around like you just don’t care.