As symbols of the perfection of human form, one might consider the Venus de Milo or Michelangelo’s David. But those don’t show the insides.
The stability of atoms, stars, and people depends on finely tuned physical laws and constants in the local universe. But are they fixed throughout space and time?
More and more, the scientific establishment looks like a special interest group with biases of their own.
A key characteristic of life is active transport: control over what enters and exits the cell. Closer looks reveal exquisite “selectivity filters” with moving parts that make active transport work.
If engineers could make something like a seed, it would be absolutely phenomenal. Then, imagine getting the object to last for thousands of years and still work.