INTELLIGENCE IN PLANTS

Do you remember the Scarecrow from the story Wizard of Oz? He was clever without a brain, and so are plants. Plants are modular organisms, capable of learning, remembering, and making decisions. In their own pace of life, plants take the most of their environment to make intelligent choices. A not-so-quiet life Historically, people used to see plants as passive automatons. The term ‘vegetative’ used to address humans with cerebral death is a vivid example of this mindset. Indeed, plants are sessile organisms. In their evolutionary path, they adopted survival strategies slower and more economical than those adopted by animals.…

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