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Episode 194. From Dry Chemistry To Living Biology

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 18th of November 2019.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

A step in thinking is required to move from Chemistry to Biology. Chemistry is a reductionist science, by and large. A big thing is interrogated and the smaller things making it up are discovered. Molecules, atoms, subatomic particles, quarks and things and if it ever finds a way to be tested experimentally, tiny little strings that are the basis of string theory.

Biology proceeds in a similar way from kingdom to phylum to class, order, family,  genus and species. However, when biology is observed in an ecosystem, we find emergent properties. That is, things that only occur when species interact.  Continue reading →