"For 4000 years, theologians and philosophers have debated whether an Intelligent Designer stands behind it all. I have nothing to contribute to that discussion. But this much seems clear: This forest certainly demonstrates an intelligence, one it has been honing for 290 million years. Its economy is a closed loop that transforms waste into food. In that alone, it is superior to our human economy, where the end of the line isnot nutrients but toxic industrial waste. Is there design behind this natural intelligence? I have no idea. But I will venture to say this: The forest knows what its doing."
-Erik Reece, "Lost Mountain"