University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives.
Knowing this may help in the fight against crop weeds.
Researcher: the plants are able to distinguish feeding vibrations from other common sources of environmental vibration
Right. Same time. Next year. New theory.
Lycopods (club mosses) may be “inconspicuous” but they are certainly a durable group. They used to be forests.
Researchers: Specific cell-types present in the embryo environment can send out protein signals to also influence this process.
They’re suggesting the system dates from 600 million years ago, but one doesn’t get the impression they really know. This isn’t a tree of life, it’s a grab bag.
If this holds up: The plant does not think, but something in it thinks.
In a significant cultural departure, all the scientists refreshingly admitted that they were at a loss to explain the circumstance at present, with none attempting to conjure feebly in Darwin’s name.
That maple trees communicate was known for decades, but the teachings of the prophet Darwin got in the way.
The less time there is for Darwinian evolution, the less likely it happened in that way. The way that, thanks to the Darwin lobby, US courts have legislated must be taught to students.
It’s all too crazy in the academic world; there are no hoaxes any more.
They never use such terms when they think they have found a Darwinian explanation, however implausible. Which tells you a lot.
There is at least some evidence that this is true. But why?
“Our seemingly simple green neighbors utilize their genetic complexity to sense and survive adversity. “