You can talk to plants and make them happy ... yup, and likely they can
return the favor!
Did you know that Francis Darwin (Charles' son)
specialized in Plant Physiology ... and stirred the pot just like his dad
did. Apparently both Charles and Francis were proponents of the idea that
plants were intelligent. This is field is starting to pick up steam! check
Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence
by Stefano Mancuso
Turns out Francis wasn't terribly shy ... Brilliant Green recounts Francis
Darwin's opening gambit ...
on September 2, 1908, at the opening of the annual congress
of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, he threw
caution to the wind and declared that plants are intelligent beings.
also, take a look at
A lot was motivated by Barb's Nobel Prize talk - McClintock, B.
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there's more to this story ... check later .
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