Last night Maria and I spent a long time studying at SLODoCo and we met another student that was a math major. We explained all of our knowledge of soils to him and he was so astounded at how diverse and complex the soil system is. Just explaining to him how describing redox features explains the activities of the microbes in the soil that can further explain what elements are being used in the soil which further explains what that means for the plants and the use for the soil. Maria and I further went into detail about how we love chemistry because it relates so much to humans and the Science of Soil: each element has a specific purpose and goal and maintains a trend of periodicity just as every human and soil series does to perform a specific purpose for the further maintenance of observations of the universe itself. Explaining how water interacts with almost any ion with a charge and how its phase diagram is the reason for why we are here today just makes us beyond enthusiastic for why we love what we love. We just wanted to explain that this guy didn’t have to love what we were talking about but just know that it exists and without soil we can not exists as lifeforms on this planet.