Critics laughed, and he removed it from later editions, but Charles Darwin privately continued to believe that whales evolved from a “race of bears.”
It’s no help having essential elements in the Earth’s crust if they can’t get to the organisms that need them.
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.