Ascribing sentience or cosmic purpose to forces or the particles on which they act is to step out of the realm of science into the realm of myth-making.
One of the advantages we have in our study of nature is our ability to observe an entire “unpolluted” universe.
Nickel is an essential element in the human body, but too much is toxic. Here’s another element our planet had to provide.
It’s intriguing that life as we know it depends on a seemingly un-natural distribution of minerals.
Elemental zinc pulls together multiple themes that biologist Michael Denton writes about in his new book.