I had to switch to a more friendly keyboard.
There are a lot of proven instances of plant communication and plants being able to identify other plants with a similiar genetic makeup IE clones
vrs. other plants of same species but different parents.
If you think about it from an evolutionary standpoint, if plants are always eaten, trampled, torn by wind, ect....any being that has chosen to remain
fairly stationary will need a genetic response to allow that. It would make sense not to invest one's nervous systems or sensing capabilities in a
centralized location, but rather, to put it in nodes that are replaceable.
Now, we've got, IMO, a big problem in science with looking at nerve communication.
For instance, if L. Turin's theory of Vibration is correct for olfactory sensing, and I do think it is, then how does an insect communicate olfactory
smell to their brain? IE if there are no dendrites, how does this communcation take place?
We've just got a lot of work to do but first we have to have scientists that really get quantum effects and neural networks - and, well, IMO too many
of our scientists are graduating too fixed on their field of study....when what would really blow things open, IMO are more scientists and thinkers
with more exposure to other sciences, because, IMO, everything is coming together. Biology/chemistry/physics/information theory.
Then there is a problem of access to this information. IE there's a text book on plant communication I'm drooling over, but it's 250 bucks.
I'm fascinated with it. Once I sat at an amusement park and realized that the trees were all bending away from the rides where there was a lot of
screaming. I pointed it out to my party and then everyone could see it. A lot of times I can see plants doing things others do not noticed. I love
them. I guess that is why, I dunno.
edit on 7-6-2012 by hadriana because: I put Lurin instead of L. Turin