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What can plants?

Proving refusal of meat food, people refer to the fact that they cannot eat those who think, remembers and becomes attached to us. Plants have neither brain, nor eyes, but they possess all signs of intelligence. People do not pay to them attention as plants very slowly react to irritants. And not only react, but remember events from the previous life and are capable to be trained.

Proving refusal of meat food, many people refer to the fact that they cannot eat those who think, remembers and becomes attached to us, looks in our eyes. Really, plants have neither brain, nor eyes. But whether means it what they cannot see and remember?

Actually plants are not so silly as vegetarians sometimes represent. The botanist Daniel Chamovits (Daniel Chamovitz), the author of the book “What Knows a Plant“ (What a Plant Knows), writes: “Plants are seen when you approach them, they know when you stop nearby. They even distinguish when you wear a red or blue shirt. They know when you paint the house or if you transfer pots on the one hand of a drawing room to another“.

The leading expert in the field of intelligence of plants botanist Anthony Treuves (Anthony Trewavas) from University of Edinburgh in Scotland defines intelligence as ability to feel environment, to analyze results, based on available data, and to make the decision on change of behavior.

According to the scientist, plants possess all listed abilities which people usually remain unnoticed as plants react to irritants very slowly. Not movably being on one place, plants, nevertheless, react to the sun, a shadow, water, changes in the soil, to the next plants and predators, changing growth model.

It appears, plants not only react to environment, but remember events from the previous life and are capable to be trained. The Australian ecologist Monica Galliano investigated behavior of “the sensitive touchy person“ of a mimosa bashful. The mimosa quickly puts leaves if to touch it, to push or bring the lit match.

In laboratory Galliano dumped pots with mimosas from small height on a soft surface. Slight concussions did not do any harm to plants, but a mimosa, nevertheless, first “in fear“ put leaves. After several falling of a plant came to a conclusion that little pushes are harmless for them, and ceased to displace leaves whereas the mimosas unfamiliar with similar influence, continued “to worry“. Moreover, a month later the behavior of skilled mimosas did not change, plants were remembered that falling from small height does not do them harm.

It is possible to meet many evidence of nonverbal communication of animals and the person. Dolphins rescue drowning, dogs feel intentions of owners. Similar cases are explained by presence at dumb animals of intelligence, let and not so developed as at us, at people. Whether brainless plants are capable of something similar?

In 1966 the expert of CIA in work with a polygraph Cleve Bakster (Cleve Backster), having a good time, connected electrodes to a leaf of a dragon tree. It is difficult to assume that Bakster wanted to learn from a plant. Perhaps, the expert suspected him of espionage and intended to carry out cross-questioning?

What there were Bakster`s intentions, he saw a tremendous thing. It should have presented only that the dragon tree burns as recorders registered surge in electric activity.

So, the plant read thoughts of the person? Plants think? Should you not reflect also to the people considering plants unworthy attention and compassion?