Livestock fed forage from poverty soils will still excrete dung rich in nutrients that differs only slightly from dung excreted from animals fed forages from an extremely fertile soil. The enzymes and body chemistry of living organisms can seemingly create necessary elements out of nothing. Students of such things call this process transmutation. Most scientists don’t believe this occurs. A biochemist friend of mine says that the cell mitochondria act as a cyclotron, spinning atomic particles into different molecules. I don’t want to quibble over terminology. All I know is that you can start with poverty soil, and without adding anything but careful management and nutrient cycling, create a soil that does not resemble in appearance, structure or productivity the original poverty material.
This is from one of Joel Salatin’s earlier books, You Can Farm, and he had just been describing the diminishing presence of broomsedge, a low fertility indicator, and the increasing presence of red clover, a high fertility indicator, on his farm – in spite of the fact that he had added no amendments to his soils. It was that middle part , “The enzymes and body chemistry of living organisms can seemingly create necessary elements out of nothing….the cell mitochondria acts as a cyclotron, spinning atomic particles into different molecules,” that really got my attention. A cyclotron, for those who don’t know, is a building-sized machine that accelerates atomic particles in a spiraling, circular pattern to near the speed of light. I believe these particles are then smashed into walls and/or each other so that scientists can study the outcomes.
Having recently read David Wilcox’s The Source Field Investigations, I found that Salatin’s ideas tie in nicely with some other ideas out there. Apparently, one of Einstein’s equations indicated that anything approaching the speed of light would also gain in mass. This was one of the main reasons he believed that nothing could go faster than the speed of light. However, Dr. Vladimir Ginzberg realized that this equation could be inverted in such a way that it still works. Meaning it still fits in with the rest of relativity and space-time physics, but now this equation says that things lose mass as they approach the speed of light.
Is light speed really a limit? What happens on the other side of it?
Wilcox believes that atomic particles (i.e. electrons, protons, neutrons) are mostly, possibly always, vibrating near or at the speed of light. This would help explain the existence of that fuzzy, quantum state of creative potential that is a part of the nature of these particles. It seems that light speed is where the possibilities for restructuring and reconfiguring atoms and molecules occurs. And if atoms do naturally vibrate near light speeds, it becomes quite possible that the enzymatic and biochemical processes at work in any living organism can indeed bump them over a threshold, creating transformative, transmutative reactions aimed in the direction of greater fertility, greater health, greater well-being.
The wonderful thing is that Nature ‘s intelligence has the know-how to aim for fertility and health. Nature’s aim is not random. It’s quite precise, as Joel Salatin’s livestock and land attest over and over again, year after year.