Biology Helps Us Understand the Blessing of Grasses
Don’t walk on the grass, that “often undervalued” form of life, without looking down. It’s amazing down there.
Prior Fitness for Life: The Problem of Boron
The atomic element boron is essential for life, but how do you get it from stars to plants and animals?
No Iron, No Life: Intelligent Design in Iron Availability
As an exercise, count the number of lucky breaks that had to occur for the evolutionary story to work.
By Design? Meteors Deliver Iron for Habitability
Unexpected benefits may come from a steady rain of meteoric dust onto the planet.
Do Proteins Lack Metals, Reflecting Poor Design?
According to Erika DeBenedictis, “one of the big limitations of biology are the basic building blocks themselves.”