Darwin was unquestionably a racist, arguing that civilization would advance even at the cost of inevitable racial extermination.
Long suspected to be biological in origin, desert varnish is confirmed to be the product of light-gathering microbes that concentrate manganese as sunscreen.
So how did the paper determine that photosynthesis has an “overall simplicity,” despite the complexity just described?
Here in the Pacific Northwest we are heading into a possibly historic heatwave. Water is on everyone’s mind. Nature beautifully anticipated our needs.
The reason this evidence of “fine-tuning for discovery” is so satisfying to me is not just because it defeats the anthropic principle.