It seems so simple. 6 molecules of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, 6 molecules of water, sunlight, a little chemical interaction, and suddenly there exists glucose, the food of life.
6 CO2 + 6 H2O + photons of light (2,870 kJ) → C6H12O6 + 6 O2
It highlights, for me, the breathtaking complexity of our existence. The result of a few billion years of natural selection, even a non-creationist like me wonders about the enormous intersections of probability that must have taken place for our planet to arrive at this place in time.
And this comes from a subject that I studiously avoided in my earlier academic life. This only confirms my belief that we do and can change our ideas and beliefs as we learn from the experiences of our life.
This is a very rich time.....