Thinking process of plants is as complex as with people and animals
Fiction writers, Sydney Sheldon in particular, believe that plants can reason. Alchemists, magicians, and other strange fishes also insisted that plants are really reasonable. And now, an academician from Edinburg University, Tony Truevas, asserts that plants are reasonable indeed. He is certain that plants are capable of making calculations the same way animals do; moreover, plants are said to be able to forcase cataclysms and to remember what has happened to them in the past.
The academician does not ascribe these abilities to the instincts and genetic memory of plants. He simply believes that the thinking process of plants is as complex as with people and animals. The scientist confirms his words with the strong argument that plants make up about 99% of the planet’s biomass; this very fact, he says, means that plants can come to an agreement with nature better than any other living being. Truevas does not define so far what organ is the organ of thinking in plants and where their brains are. However, if you believe the academician and want to associate with plants, you should keep in mind that pot plants are much more stupid than wild plants, which have to struggle for survival. Yelena Kiseleva PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Maria Gousseva
Read the original in Russian: http://www.pravda.ru/main/2002/07/26/44744.html