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Are Plants More Intelligent Than People?

Published on March 13, 2016 by   ·   1 Comment

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Christina Sarich, /Waking Times 

“Even atoms possess a certain measure of intelligence.” ~ Thomas Edison

“To begin to understand the gorgeous fever that is consciousness, we must try to understand the senses and what they can tell us about the ravishing world we have the privilege to inhabit.” ~ Diane Ackerman

Michal Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, has pointed out that for the longest time, even mentioning that plants could be intelligent was a quick way to being labeled a ‘whacko,’ but it turns out plants can learn, communicate, and even feel. They can also see, smell, and remember. This is definitely not news the biotechnology industry wants highlighted.

Do Plants Have ‘Brains’?

In an emerging field called plant neurobiology, a bit of a misnomer since plants don’t have neurons or brains, we learn that people who play music for their plants or understand that our actions can affect a plant’s nutrition, for example, are not ‘whackos’ at all.

Plants have analogue structures to our brains and neurons. They have a way of taking in information and even sharing it with other plants. Normally you need a brain to do that, but as we’re learning in our evolving understanding of consciousness – not necessarily.

Plants even ‘feel’ emotions like pain – as when a caterpillar is about to munch on its leaves – so no doubt, they know when they are about to be doused in toxic agrochemical poisons.

It is also a bit of a shocker considering that almost a million acres of the Amazon forest have been wiped out in recent years, killing all sorts of plant and animal life in the process, when you realize that trees in forests actually talk to each other. A network of mycelium mushrooms growing on the forest floor act like the Internet, providing an information superhighway to trees in forest systems. Trees share nutrients and information though this mutually beneficial relationship with a single organism.

With GMOs destroying the micro-biota and killing genetic diversity – this could mean we are literally gagging the trees, and flowers.

“The Gaian ecosystem, the self-organized system that we know as Earth, came into being with the emergence of the global bacterial community. That bacterial community still is the foundation of this world. It is Gaia. It is the interconnected network of millions of bacterial biofilms, individual bacteria, and symbiogenic, bacterially generated, complex life-forms that lies deep within the crust of the Earth (perhaps by as much as 5 kilometers), covers the entire surface of the planet, and extends at least 50 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. The Earth itself is around 4.5 billion years old but sometime in its first half to one billion years of existence bacterial life emerged.” ~ Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth

What the “powers that be” are doing to the plants is exactly what they are attempting to do to us – make a docile, information controlled, automated, robotic-like populace that is easy to control, and easy to sicken.

Only, plants are possibly even smarter than WE are.

In addition to having a sense of hearing, and taste, as well as the ability to learn and remember, feel pain, and communicate, they also sense gravity, the presence of water, and can feel when an obstruction is in the way of its root system, impeding its growth. A plant’s roots can even shift direction to try to avoid such obstacles.

Plants Learn from Experience, Why Can’t We?

Biologist Monica Gagliano from Western Australia presented research that suggested the mimosa pudica plant can learn from experience. Merely suggesting a plant could learn was so controversial that her paper was rejected by 10 scientific journals before it was finally published, but the proof is there for all to see.

In addition to creating compounds that are anesthetic to us, you can put a plant ‘out’ using anesthetics traditionally used in major surgeries. They don’t have nerve cells, but they can even produce neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. These are the neurochemicals of happiness.

Plants also even respond to our emotions. plants react to the thoughts (good or ill) of humans in close proximity and, in the case of humans familiar to them, over a great distance. She proved plants even remember information longer than bees do.

Plants have problem-solving ability, and remember stressful events, but they also exemplify an inter-connectivity with a surprisingly complex range of electrical activity and rhythms. They might even be able to predict when earthquakes are imminent. Trees may work with the earth as a dynamic body to communicate any number of important pieces of data.

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. No because a flower doesn’t know it’s unfolding in sun light

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