The latest animated video from Long Story Short explains the complex requirements for energy harnessing in life.
Everyone knows that maintaining life requires energy, but most do not appreciate the intricate steps required to harness it.
“Life’s energy harnessing process is one big paradox. You need it before you can have it, and you can’t make it until you’ve already made it.”
Right now, within your bodies this little engine is cranking away. Without this machine, oxygen-dependent life could not exist.
From back when I was a sophomore taking biochemistry, one particular event stands out in my memory, perhaps because it was such an odd thing.