Thank you! I think Sal from Khan academy (I misspelled it before) got around this by clumping the carbon fixation as a “light-independent reaction” with the Calvin cycle. But I don’t know if “light-independent reactions” is a standard term in biology.
I wasn’t able to say this in my first email because typing on my old tablet is cumbersome, but thanks to everyone at Saylor for putting together such a great biology course. Since graduating from college with a social science degree, my career has led me in a different direction than I expected, and I need to prove a certain level of bio and chem literacy in order to advance. It’s great to have access to college-level courses without having to pay tuition all over again.