It turns out that legions of critics of the explanatory filter use it all the time, without noticing.
At Mind Matters News: Researchers: Trees “sense” their height and weight
Trees rarely just fall over but we seldom stop to think about why they don’t.
Plants can both “smell” and “hear”
The team did a great piece of work on plant hearing. But so much language around “evolution” is just clutter, creating the impression that we know things we really don’t. And sometimes that gets in the way of understanding what we see now in real time.