Mountain minerals erode into the seas. Duh!
On their way to the seas; these minerals make dirt. Duh!
Organisms in the dirt convert these minerals into living soil. Duh!
Plant health depends on these soil minerals. Duh!
Animal health depends on plant health. Duh!
All nutrients are composed of natural minerals. Duh!
Virtually all of the minerals that plants consume have been solubilized from the soil. Duh!
Plant and animal health depends on these minerals remaining in (or being returned to) a given area for as long as possible. Duh!
To maintain optimum soil, plant and animal health, they must remain in a given area long enough to be replaced by more minerals eroding from the mountains. Duh!
Or we must artificially replace them in each area. Duh!
Minerals that are solubilized move toward the seas more quickly than these same minerals in an insoluble state. Duh!
Mountain rocks erode quite slowly. This is why we have phrases like: "steady as a rock". Duh!
People "harvest" the plant and animal products that depend on these minerals. Duh!
Then people transport these products away from where they were grown. Duh!
This depletes the essential mineral nutrients, from the areas where these products were grown. Duh!
The taste of food is very dependent on the nutrients in that food. Duh!
Most food does not taste nearly as good as it did forty years ago. Duh!
Let me repeat what I said earlier; all soluble minerals get transported, in food, away from the areas where they are essential to the health of the soil, plants and animal that depend on the solubilized minerals in these areas. Duh!
Ultimately, they get flushed, with our sewage, into the seas or transported with toxic "waste" to a landfill. Duh!
Science continues to make new discoveries. Duh!
At some point, science will discover new essential mineral nutrients. Duh!
Major new scientific discoveries often take decades to become accepted by mainstream science. Duh!
"640K ought to be enough for anybody"
Bill Gates 1981
"I think there is a world market for maybe 5 computers"
Thomas Watson Chairman IBM 1943
"Everything that can be invented, has been invented"
Charles H. Duell, Director of U.S. Patent Office 1899
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
Harry M Warner, Warner Brothers Pictures, 1927
"There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom"
Robert Miliken, Nobel Prize Physics, 1923
"Heavier than air flying machines are impossible"
Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, 1895
Max Planck wrote about this:
"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
Truth never triumphs — its opponents just die out.
Science advances one funeral at a time.