OK... all bs aside... and the semantics that go with it...
What does twigs and leaves turn into, when they are decomposed into their constituent elements... If there was Fe, Ca, Zn in their bodies when they died, do those elements 'disappear' under anaerobic conditions?
I'm not sure what is complicating the discussion, but calling it EM or Compost, one could just call it decomp.
Different microbes do things a bit differently, but don't they all come up with the same result?
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage,,, I wonder what does...