There are no astounding ways of doing astonishing things. All astonishing things are done with ordinary materials.
In 1649, Queen Christina persuaded the aging Descartes to move to Sweden in order to become her tutor in science. Once there, Descartes harped on his major theme that all natural systems, including animals, reduced to mechanical, clockwork principles. Christina expressed her doubt by noting that she had never seen her watch give birth to little baby watches. 1 In point of fact, though, most watches today are manufactured by programmed, mechanical assembly lines controlled by clocks. Nature, if the physiogenetic thesis is valid, uses similar processes in working her assembly line. The only difference is that it takes more time—by a factor of billions—when programming must rely on unlinked elements in space.