Flames respond to gravity? Another thing I ought to look into…
I woke up today wondering what was the lowest temperature at which a flame could exist. Don’t ask; I don’t know why I wanted to know this.
It turns out that the lowest temperature for “a cool flame” ranges from 200 to 300 degrees Celsius (https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/16664/what-is-the-lower-bound-to-the-temperature-at-which-a-fire-can-burn#:~:text=The%20lowest%20recorded%20cool%20flame,acetate%20as%20225%C2%B0C.). That “200” translates to 392 degrees Fahrenheit, which seems plenty hot to me. Water boils at 212 F, 100 C. So this “cool flame” is twice as hot as boiling water.
It’s only cool compared to many other flames.
We are also told that white phosphorus–repeat, white phosphorus only–flames at a low enough temperature that you can handle it with your bare hands, briefly, without getting burned. Any volunteers to demonstrate? It’d be a great gimmick for a magic act.
The thing is, God’s creation is orderly. We can study it and understand it. We don’t believe the universe could exist without this order: it could not have come into being by chance.