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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Getting to the Root of Plant Communication

This post stems from a pair of related articles that will be linked below regarding the surprising abilities of plants to communicate. Earlier, we read about some of this in "Tree Mail in the Wood Wide Web". This field is growing, and researchers are conducting some interesting experiments.  


Strange as it may seem, plants can communicate in interesting ways both above and below ground. This is baffling to evolutionists.
Credit: Unsplash / Lukasz Szmigiel
When working on this here post, I commenced to woolgathering about an old Lost in Space episode about semi-intelligent plants that were communicating with each other. They had a ruler of sorts, Tybo, who was a giant intelligent carrot, and wanted to turn the Robinsons (the space travelers) into plants. 

"The Great Vegetable Rebellion" was considered awful by the actors and even the writer, but the dreadful part of Tybo was played well by Stanley Adams (who also played the part of Cyrano Jones on the Star Trek episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles"). Although that show was chock full of silliness, plants can communicate. This post stems from a pair of related articles that will be linked below regarding the surprising abilities of plants to communicate. Earlier, we read about some of this in "Tree Mail in the Wood Wide Web". This field is growing, and researchers are conducting some interesting experiments. 

There are several ways plants communicate above ground, but I think that if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, it does not cry out and say, "Hey! A little help here?" Instead, they communicate through chemistry. They have different kinds, and are not species-ist by only helping out their own kind, but also communicate with others. These messages include warnings of herbivorous predators as well as "calling for help" to draw predators who are chomping on them. Darwinists have no idea how or why this happens, especially outside of the family tree.
Plants have an awkward predicament. Since they’re unable to simply get up and walk, or even shout when in danger, we often think of plants as passive receivers of whatever the environment throws at them. As one group of authors noted, “Plants are dumb and deaf, and plant communication runs counter to human common sense.” However, plants are far from passive. In fact, plants are highly active and communicative. Plant communication comes in many forms and is found across many plant families. But how do scientists explain how and why plants developed this complex system?
To read the rest of this first installment, did into "Plant Communication: How Plants Learned to Talk". Then we have another one to follow.

So we have a little knowledge of the way plants communicate above ground, but apparently roots and such do more than just draw up moisture. They communicate using chemicals below ground, even attracting or repelling microbes. Again, they are not always isolated to their own kinds, but communicate to other species. Frustrates evolutionists, but creationists are not surprised. Impressed at the work of the Master Engineer, but not surprised.
It is well known that plant roots exude chemicals into surrounding soils. Less well understood is the ability of these chemical signals to attract or deter certain microbes. Plants like rockcress, potatoes, sugar cane, and members of the mustard family have been demonstrated to have these effects on the microbe populations in the soil around them.7 Sometimes, microbes return the favor, producing what amounts to growth hormones for rockcress plants. It appears plants are not having a one-sided conversation with their microbe counterparts. Mutually beneficial symbiosis makes sense with God’s originally created “very good” world, and we still see some of this today.
To read the entire article, click on "Plant Communication: Into the Roots". I do not know when we will dig up similar material. 

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