The element phosphorus, on which life heavily depends for its codes and metabolic processes, is a limiting factor for complex beings on habitable planets.
It’s intriguing that life as we know it depends on a seemingly un-natural distribution of minerals.
After Sri Lanka’s government restricted non-organic fertilizer use, the economy and government collapsed.
To complete the argument for prior fitness of the elements for our Privileged Species, we must deal with the availability of another essential element.
The few pathogens among bacteria give a bad rap to the majority that do wonderful things — for us and for our environment.