How different our perception of reality would be if our brains processed visual signals from the optical nerve as only varying shades of beige or pink or grey!
The sun has a fantastic range of electromagnetic radiation, from high-energy gamma rays all the way to long wavelength radio waves.
“The atmosphere lets through just the light we need,” says Denton, “and the sun puts out just the light we need. It’s a remarkable coincidence.”
So how did the paper determine that photosynthesis has an “overall simplicity,” despite the complexity just described?
Geneticist Michael Denton thinks science is now pointing the way to the specialness of all humanity.