“There’s no god, it’s the elements that control this world and everything on it.” -Scott A. Butler
From hydrogen through uranium and even beyond, the Universe gives us a huge variety of elements that can bond together in practically innumerable ways, creating all the matter we’ve ever observed in existence. Everything beyond helium in the periodic table way made inside of stars, but not all stars create elements equally.
Our Sun will someday become a red giant, fusing not just helium into carbon, but creating elements that rise higher and higher in the periodic table. Yet there’s a limit to what even a red giant can create, as there are some elements that require a process our Sun will never know.