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The Mathematical Ability of plants.

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Plants use. a complex process called photosynthesis to extract energy from sunlight create food. Studies on certain species have revealed that they perform yet another feat they calculate the optimum rate at which to absorb that food overnight. What do you think? Did the mathematical ability of plants come about by evolution? Or was it designed?

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I'm still trying to figure out how a certain orchid got to mimic the appearance of a female sexual organ
and sexual attractant smell of a particular insect in order to facilitate itself getting pollinated by one particular species of that insect. Or an orchid that mimics the look and smell of dead meat in order to get fertilized by a fly. I hope to never know the answer to that and other things because I love to entertain the thought that both of the possibilities which you mentioned are equally plausible. Welcome to GOY!

20 Jan, 2016

 

evolution - a happy coming together of a once free form of organism that became enclosed in another to form the chloroplast.
as for calculation: the rates of metabolism are chemically controlled and only so many molecules can fit in a reaction at any one time, so time becomes a limiting factor.
all living things do this. many reactions increase with the increase in temperature. this is why plants grow slower in the cold weather compared to the warm weather.

20 Jan, 2016

 

Hi Benjack ...
interesting blog theme ...
you joined GoY almost 8 years ago.. Wow !

20 Jan, 2016

 

Sorry....I haven't got a clue ha ha!!

20 Jan, 2016

 

There are a few plants that have the ability to thermoregulate and that is an interesting process the details of which are known. Of course one could consider life as a myriad amount of chemical reactions within a physical structure in its simplest concept and evolution as Avogadros number of molecules vibrating at any given temperature slamming into each other in an infinite number of angles and combinations which at some point could and would produce a new molecule which would eventually form a new chain of reactions within new or enhanced structures. But back to the blogs question....is
all this a mindless process or is knowing intent involved in this too? ....and what a beautiful question it is.

20 Jan, 2016

 

When I was doing the NCH wewent to the horticultural researc station and lots of exeriments were set up

One which stuck in my mind and still wonder about
was where two plants were side by side on the bench attached to monitors, if a leaf was cut both plants reacted, not just the one cut.....
I feel I should apologise when I prune 😨

20 Jan, 2016

 

the scientists have shown that when a bee comes close/lands in a flower it disrupts the tiny electromagnet field around the flower and bee. other bees are able to register this as the flower is 'engaged' and then they wait their turn for it to be come 'vacant'.

isn't nature amazing.

20 Jan, 2016

 

I love watching Hoverflies. How they figured out how to copy the colouring of Wasps to stop being eaten by birds
is a natural miracle.

20 Jan, 2016

 

isn't it amazing - the more we find out the more we discover what we don't know...
People too have an electromagnetic field round them, which you can feel with practice. This is what people see who say they can see auras - which I used to pooh pooh until I learned more about our astonishing bodies...

20 Jan, 2016

 

We also have a microclimate and gravitational field about us too.

20 Jan, 2016

 

More wonders in heaven and earth than we can understand.......

21 Jan, 2016

 

Wonder if this is where the 'ghosts' people see come from?

21 Jan, 2016

 

Then who made all this thins? is it by evolution or by creation?

22 Jan, 2016

 

Then who made all this thins? is it by evolution or by creation?

22 Jan, 2016

 

Again, a beautiful question in which anyone can freely find their own answer. Once found, that personal realization should be regarded and respected by others as an individual one.

22 Jan, 2016

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