Monday, December 02, 2013

Mind of Plants: The Intelligence of Plants


Do plants have minds? Is Watson (the Jeopardy winning super-computer) little more than a smart plant? Did you know there is a field called plant neurobiology?

See: Do Plants Have Minds? by Alva Noë (NPR, Dec 02, 2011), The Society for Plant Neurobiology, and Do Plants Think? an interview with Daniel Chamowitz (Scientific American, Jun 5, 2012).

Maybe being a vegetarian is not so ethical after all?

Mind of Plants: The Intelligence of Plants

An insightful and well researched documentary on plants, about their place on our planet, in the food chain, and showcases mind blowing evidence that not only are they more evolved than even humans, but they more than just passively produce oxygen; they actually think and interact with the world around them in a much more active way than most people could ever imagine.

From learning that there are over six hundred species of carnivorous plants, to hearing about trees purposely raising the levels of a chemical in their leaves to kill the animals feeding on it, Mind of Plants is the ultimate in re-education about the living beings all around us that we take for granted every day.

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