Friday, July 18, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Essential elements...


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-07-18]: Twenty-seven chemical elements are considered to be essential for human life. Now there is a 28th: bromine. In a new paper, researchers establish for the first time that bromine, among the 92 naturally-occurring chemical elements in the universe, is the 28th element essential for tissue development in all animals, from primitive sea creatures to humans. [1] We like tagging things. We like to analyze things. But in a world where everything is interconnected, how can anything NOT be essential? Let the butterfly fly. And you will see worlds coming to an end...

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