Monday, April 02, 2012

Do Plants behave like humans?

According to David Suzuki and other scientist they do.

Plants compete for food

Plants protect their off-spring.

If certain bugs harm certain plants, plants send a special scent signal to other bugs who would come and eat the bugs which were harming the plants

Plant siblings look after each other and care for them and try and kill other plants who may compete for food

Some plants eat bugs

Some plants are a predator to other plants and have likes and dislikes for the plants they will like for food.

See the full episode of The Nature of Things on Plants here.

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  1. I saw the episode when it was broadcast; I highly recommend it, reminding us as it does that despite our so-called technological prowess, we actually understand very little about the natural world around us. It also suggests to me that we are aware of only a small part of what I suspect is a much larger reality.

  2. Lorne, you're absolutely right. I couldn't have said it better myself.

  3. That's why Prince Charles talks to his plants. Try it.

  4. things like that, the natural wonders are what kept me from ever looking for magic, or aliens, or angels out of a longing for something wonderful. That's the real magic. I recently set up a small reef aquarium and I spend so much time watching the corals, how they react to light changes, and current, and small particles. (I think it annoys my family)