Why don’t we think plants are smart?
|June 3, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Intelligent Design, News, Plants|
From New Scientist, reviewing two books:
Plants, say the authors, are highly responsive, attuned to gravity, grains of sand, sunlight, starlight, the footfalls of tiny insects and to slow rhythms outside our range. They are subtle, aware, strategic beings whose lives involve an environmental sensitivity very distant from the simple flower and seed factories of popular imagination. More.
Here’s a possibility: Our notion of intelligence was actually standardized on human intelligence. Which is of an entirely different type.
Intelligence is everywhere in nature, and manifests itself in different ways.
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