They claim that the rigid structure of nature’s equivalent to armored concrete evolved to protect plants and trees from degradation. They don’t make claims about what might cause the degradation.
They start with the likelihood that degradation automagically occurs. That led them to design a combination of catalyst and solution that mimics how the anti-entropic energy of sunlight is linked to the potential of hydrogen, which is referred to as pH. Their design allowed them to extract the potential of hydrogen in the context of naturally occurring hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution. They placed their simple design into the context of the evolution of armored concrete.
Pieces of wood, paper and leaves were placed in test tubes and exposed to solar light.
Their sunlight-powered extraction technology reminds me Schrodinger’s (1944) inference. Schrodinger seemed to suggest that someone designed an anti-entropic force, when he attempted to support the answer to his question: “What is Life.”
Theosophically, the God of the Holy Bible and Schrodinger both seemed to be saying that God might have used “the force” as if it came from the “Star Wars” series of movies. The sun could be like other stars and brave souls used “the force” to protect other people from harm.
In the context of the movies series, God, Schrodinger, and all serious scientists have detailed every aspect of how the conserved molecular mechanisms of RNA-mediated protein folding chemistry protect all organized genomes from virus-driven energy theft and genomic entropy.
For comparison, their design enables the production of clean hydrogen from unprocessed biomass. They think they have created a viable alternative to high temperature gasification, which appears to be a renewable means of hydrogen production. It could be compared to God’s way of ensuring that food energy is linked to the physiology of reproduction via endogenous RNA interference and to all biodiversity via energy-dependent biophysically constrained supercoiled DNA. The supercoiled DNA is the linked to chromosomal rearrangements that protect organisms from evolving into something different than their ancestors.
However, their design runs in reverse. They are taking the hydrogen energy out instead of putting it into supercoiled DNA via what is known about quantum physics and how subatomic particles must be linked to the energy-dependent de novo creation of all biodiversity and/or the virus-driven energy theft that appears to be destroying it.
For comparison, this claim links the anti-entropic virucidal energy of sunlight on contact with water from the creation of nucleic acid precursors to all healthy longevity and biodiversity on Earth via the physiology of reproduction.
Viruses proliferate at the expense of their hosts. …approximately 25% of viruses released by lysed prokaryotic cells are decomposed at fast rates. We show that… virus decomposition provides a major source of labile organic compounds able to sustain the microbial food webs and nutrient cycling at a global scale.
If you are a theorist who still does not know where the anti-entropic force comes from that prevents virus-driven energy theft from destroying all life on earth, find out more about how the virucidal effect of sunlight feeds the world in the context of the nutrient energy-dependent pheromone controlled physiology of reproduction.
It may be too late for you to become a serious scientist, but at least you will not continue to be one of the pseudoscientists who had us outnumbered since the time neo-Darwinism was invented.
See for an example of a pseudoscientist:
Jay R. Feierman: Variation is not nutrient availability and the something that is doing the selecting is not the individual organism. A feature of an educated person is to realize what they do not know. Sadly, you don’t know that you have an incorrect understanding [of] Darwinian biological evolution.