Complex structures of thousands of species have been formed for the exclusive good of other species, annihilating Darwin’s theory on his own terms.
Biologist Ray Bohlin and physician Howard Glicksman discuss the body’s wondrous control systems for using water.
Without this ensemble of fitness in nature, there would be no wood, no fire, no metallurgy, no modern technology.
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.