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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Re: Less life: Limited phosphorus recycling suppressed early Earth's biosphere

The recent work "Biomass recycling and Earth’s early phosphorus cycle" is precisely correct. The throughput energy density of phosphorus in the biosphere directly effects the potential for ATP synthase, the molecular engine of life, to power evolution. This energy density throughput (as identified by Lyndon LaRouche and co-thinkers, myself included) is the critical component for human economic activity as well. The difference is that for the human economy the measure of energy density throughput is of a higher Cantorian transfinite order that subsumes previous technologies. For example, energy derived from wood burning subsumed by coal, then oil, natural gas, nuclear fission. The next step in this sequence is nuclear fusion, and beyond that matter-anti-matter reactions.

On the down side we have the entropic philosophy of the doomsayers "green" agenda. It assumes falsely that that is only so much stuff on our planet so therefore we must "invest" in "renewables." This is mad and criminally so. It is relegating future generations to increasing levels of poverty both economically and culturally. Thus we have today's opioid addiction crisis. 

The principle of Cantorian transfinite subsumption goes back to Nicholas of Cusa and his collaborators in the Florentine renaissance (which Cantor readily admitted.) However, the foundation of this quality of noesis can be found in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. If good reader you will overcome your silly adopted "modernist" assumptions about the separation of left brain/right brain hermetically distinct categories of science versus art, then you will conceive that great poetry going back to Plato's dialogues is science. And as Dante quite rightly demonstrated that even in the very uttermost depths of hell such as we have ravaging our society there always exists an ordered pathway out of that hideous cave toward the light. This is the pre-established dynamic harmony Leibniz propounded. 

Contrary to the childish science fiction epigones of H.G. Wells, the "space age" by necessity, as Ibn Sina so succinctly argued in his proof of the "Necessary Existent," is the common ennobling destiny of humanity. Only then will we put away our infantile playthings of yesteryear and enter into a new self reflective transfinite domain of that which Dante and Cusa profoundly depicted as the Vision of God.

Update: this excellent research shows the unique role of fungi in producing soluble phosphorus and compares differing possible rates of its throughput. 

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