posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 05:27 PM
Plants are considered 'alive' right? What exactly does this mean, I know people like to think plants may have some consciousness, I am not positing
that may be the case, more so wondering why plants exist, and so much, what purpose do they serve in and of themselves? I know one may ask what
purpose does a rock serve, what does the rain cycle serve in and of itself, but these things arent 'alive' are they. Dont get hung up on my use of
the term purpose, I generally mean it to mean 'awareness/consciousness', as in the recognition and acting on ones existence is the purpose of being
aware and being able to act on ones existence, something I dont know/think plants can do. Is it thought plants existed before any kind of life?
Plants also use DNA right? Could life exist without any types of plants on earth? Think about fruits and vegetables, please the folks who will say
"You are looking to assign a purpose to something that 'just is', there is no purpose, its just physics", yes that may be a case but then I will
say 'a human just is something very significant and special' compared to other things, and yes depends on many things to be the way they are to
exist, but it seems we depend on the nutrients formulated and collected in vegetables and fruits and the likes. So is this just like a collective
agreement, we rub the plants back it rubs ours, but what is it benefiting of existing if it cannot experience its existence, thats what I am getting
at, I think.
Did life develop from the ultra small, and branch off, and plants were constructed as capturers of energy and nutrients and the other branches of
simple life at that time were fated to be the beneficiaries? Ok so we have the earth, we have the size the distance to the sun, the moon, and the
total pie chart of elements that exist on earth and where exactly they are, and then (put in the oven and bake) let the sun shine alternatively at
parts at least (with the seasons and all) and this adds the most novelty to the matter and it starts forming into more complex structures, and then it
starts turning into plant like stuff and micro life type stuff, are plants just 'beta' life forms, or something, and the 'life' more sophisticated
then them, or with more potential won out evolutionarily to be higher on the food chain then plants, and the more energy they took in could then be
used to improve their systems etc.