Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?

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Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:02:53 pm »
Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?

1 cell takes in soil & water, it grows into 2 cells....4 8 16 32 64 128...

Why isn't all the soil in the center of Earth cells by now if there is so many different types of cells after so many years?

I get that a lot of the center of Earth gets pretty hot and void of water.....BUT....why isn't all of the soil just beneath our feet as deep as say 10 stories all "organism" organs and stuff by now?

Again,....1 cell duplicated......4.....8....16....

soil light water?

https://www.popsci.com/biodiversity-below-ground-is-critical-to-biodiversity-above-ground
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Re: Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 08:33:30 pm »
That link above explains a lot about the evolution of atmosphere, bedrock, soil, plants, really educational as ever lolz.
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Re: Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 08:47:40 pm »
SO, there's only a sheath of soil below then bedrock lolz, organism do live in it but not like huge organs n stuff idk why, and soil is water/air/minerals.

Sedament hmm.....I'll look up the Earth layers diagram.
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Re: Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 09:25:10 pm »
I dont see how we arent all just destroyed by evolutions viruses,  doesnt make sense to me.

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Re: Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2018, 03:19:10 am »
Alright so....is it really possible then for 1 nanobot to turn all or most of Earth into a borg? There seems to be lots of silicon, crystalline rock, heat ROFL. You would think that's a gooood thing because it needs those I'd imagine. Of course it can re-arrange the particles too for any atom type.
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Re: Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2018, 11:39:24 am »
It becomes fossil fuel.

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Re: Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2018, 02:21:52 pm »
If you just stop for a minute and look around you...

Everything you see and touch came from the Earth. Cars, houses, computers, silverware, glass, plastic...everything in your life came from the Earth.
And if left alone long enough, without humans, it would go back to the Earth once more!

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Re: Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2018, 04:03:31 pm »
Life on earth uses Sun heat as a power source to produce organic compounds from compounds found on the Earth (Stephen Hawking).
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Re: Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2018, 08:48:24 pm »
No type of organism consumes infinite resources because there is always some limiting factor on its ability to grow in numbers. Here are some examples:

*When a species' population grows, it is easier for that species' predators to find and catch a member.
*Disease spreads more easily through a large population in a small space.
*Eventually the population starts to run out of food. The lack of food slows reproduction and/or causes outright starvation.
*Members of the same species compete for limited territory, and may harm or kill each other, or limit one another's reproductive opportunities.
*Some species have relatively benign, socially enforced limits on reproduction (e.g. in a pack of wolves, there is typically only one pair that breeds at a time).

Not all of these considerations apply to microbes, but some do. If any species of microbes started to get close to consuming all the available resources in an area, they would either begin to starve and die back, or be eaten in large numbers by predators attracted to their surplus, or simply stop growing because there is not enough room -- no more suitable habitat in the form of soil-grain surface area.

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Re: Why doesn't nature's cells consume all of Earth?
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2018, 12:26:52 am »
No competing for limited territory! :P

Maybe individuals populated lots before a multi-celled blob saturated all soil as an immortal jellyfish blob pumpkin. They were like, eh!, attackkk!! Nibble nibble, then the pumpkin disappeared and left were the mites.
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