Without this ensemble of fitness in nature, there would be no wood, no fire, no metallurgy, no modern technology.
Though cosmic fine-tuning is often referred to as “the fine-tuning problem,” Robert Alston says it’s really no problem at all.
The ENCODE project, now in its 17th year, ended its third phase with a new record of annotated elements in human and mouse genomes. Phase 4 is coming.
The mechanism represents a unique and stunningly brilliant solution to the problem of raising water to the top of large trees.
Clearly, unless water can be drawn several meters up the conduits in their tree trunks, large woody trees would be impossible.