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Photosynthesis and EMF gaia.

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  • mike@usinter.net
    If you assume that the atmosphere requires an EMF to protect it from getting wisked away by the solar winds, and that EMF is modulated by the biosphere, there
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 24, 2004
      If you assume that the atmosphere requires an EMF to protect it from
      getting wisked away by the solar winds, and that EMF is modulated by
      the biosphere, there are a number of progressive comments you can
      make about evolutionary advances. As you all know, I consider
      nucleotide sorting in clouds early Gaia. The purpose was to modulate--
      to dampen chaotic inputs to the earth EMF and thereby modulate the
      atmosphere, which then would be used for modulating local feedbacks
      of rain and temperatures, which in turn modulates the chemistry and
      conditions of a living earth. This then led to cellular life which in
      mass began to make the same modulations in the marine biosphere . . .
      and that modulation continues today. Diatoms continue to, for
      instance, play a role in cloud nucleations, but today the level of
      complexity of gaia has entered even into the balances between CO2 ans
      O2, between the salinity of the ocean and the Dead Sea, and so forth.
      But what I want to discuss here in particular is photosynthesis.
      Before photosythesis existed, there was methanogens and creatures
      based on "burning". Indeed, gaia began metabolism by CO2 bubbles on
      which nucleotide parasols rose on the surface tension of the bubbles.
      Simply by having sugar and O2 the natural chemical exothermic
      tendency would cause CO2 to be created, albiet slowly and without
      control. But as ATP evolved, and some of the more complex, controlled
      burns occurred, that energy could be put to use as the CO2 was used
      to lift the nucleotide parasol to the ocean surface, where they were
      lifted by ambiant winds to its gaia place in the cloud nucleation
      A micro evolutionary process running the other way--the creation of
      O2 out of CO2, makes no sense as far as bubble creation. Unless, of
      course, that gaia was so sucessful at "burning" sugar to rise on CO2
      that it burned itself out of bubbles to rise upon. Therefore, in an
      O2 scarce gaia, the ability to make O2 for later use would solve that
      problem. (I ignore SOx based metabolisms for now). However, it would
      leave the problem going to the other direction--that too much O2
      would produce untenable extremes of oxydation chemistries which are
      very caustic. So ultimately there had to be a regulation to this
      problem, and it took place on a very large scale way. That is, when
      we talk about the capacitive couplings between ocean and ionosphere,
      that ionosphere consists of O2 which is bombarded by solar and cosmic
      radiation. This causes some of the O2 to split and for O3- or ozone.
      Ozone is conductive to currents, and forms ion patterns in the
      ionosphere which increase the relative intensities of the elongation
      of cloud microphysics discussed in the CHINA PAPER. This changes
      cloud nucleation rates and large scale patterns of vapor movements
      and phase change releases. In short, it creates in the sense a
      virtual capacitor between ocean and upper atmosphere, and the sense
      of which it has a plate like behavior entirely depends on the
      concentration of ions. Given O3-s importance, electrically, the whole
      thing -- the earth EMF, gets forced by its concentration. IOWs, the
      back and forth between creation of CO2 and creation of O2 to make CO2
      was highly regulated -- had to be, to regulate ozone. This regulation
      no doubt occurred before there were cells, and then with the advent
      of cellular life, had to be re-introduced, given the large scale
      conductivity changes that occur with cellular life which must
      increase ion concentrations inside the membranes in order to maintain
      osmotic pressures to avoid collapsing.
      When photosynthesis first occurred inside the cell, it probably had a
      early gaia counterpart related to the process of O2 creation, and so
      it probably had evolved fairly complex aspects before it came into
      existance. It was more a matter of putting together what was the
      basic bio chemistry of pre cellular gaia toward that goal of
      converting CO2 into O2, and since the chemical reaction was
      endothermic, it required an energy source. Further, cloudy weather
      would block sunlight and be the time that CO2 would need to be
      produced for the bubbles to rise the nucleotide parasol complex to
      the surface. Fair weather, sunny periods where O2 would be produced
      would not work counter to the required to lift the parasols on the
      surface tension of the CO2 to the ocean surface, and so the idea that
      the sun would be used as an energy source had its perfect gaia
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