For photosynthesis to proceed on a planet like Earth, sunlight (visual light) must penetrate the atmosphere all the way to the ground.
This little machine, which also knows how to recycle and reuse all its parts in a sustainable “green” way, keeps the nitrogen in balance for the whole planet.
According to Erika DeBenedictis, “one of the big limitations of biology are the basic building blocks themselves.”
My PhD research was on the early plate tectonic history on earth. Plate tectonics involves the movement of plates on the surface of the earth.
I asked the gardener how come, after all these years, the soil in my geranium pots is at roughly the same level.