A gold rush makes sense. But a copper rush? Not so much. And yet, perhaps there is more to gold than aesthetics.
Imagine the New York Public Library cutting every manual in half daily, or more often, and sending every month entire halves to a library in London.
Like a skilled workman, the cell maintains “An array of tools, each one finely tuned.”
Cells are equipped with sensors that recognize touch and respond accordingly. They can even reach out to other cells with nanoscopic tunnels and share parts.
Without this ensemble of fitness in nature, there would be no wood, no fire, no metallurgy, no modern technology.