Such musings on the nature of the universe sound like what an ecological minded gardener might say.
All you have to do is look at a backyard garden and see the microcosm of the interdependent web of animals, plants and microbes that has evolved over eons. Just as Capra was describing.
that NASA scientists call our world "a self contained....microcosm..."
Sounds like a garden to me…..
Perhaps if a science minded person spent an hour in a garden, away from a lab, they could exchange, if only for an hour, a bioreactor tank for a pile of leaves, some purified water for a babbling stream.
Alan Watts lauds this approach and credits its impact on ancient Chinese science by noting that,
Taoist literature abounds with comments on the behavior of animals, insects, reptiles, plants, wind, water and the heavenly bodies…”