Plants Can ‘Talk’ To Each Other by Clicking Their Roots
As usual with this kind of stuff, the headline is a complete sensationalist fabrication.
There is NO evidence that they can communicate by clicking their roots.
If readers take the time to read the article, they only go so far as to say it
may be the case.
In fact, not even any results that need to be replicated.
Not a single one.
The article cites the journal article, Towards understanding plant
If one takes the time to read the actual journal article, you will see that the experimenters set up some tests that show plants MAY under some
circumstances be able to communicate, but..
THEY DONT KNOW HOW
Together, these findings beg the question: which other determinants may be operating to facilitate recognition? We do not know yet what
mechanism(s) may be mediating such responses.
We believe that the hypothesis that magnetic fields may be used to convey information at close-range is a testable option worth exploring.
Additionally, sound may be another modality by which plants exchange information.
They have no evidence or measurements that say any such thing.
They merely put it forward as an untested hypothesis.
Stupid lying headlines.
Dont fall for it.
edit on 15-6-2012 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)