Continuous Environmental Tracking in Plants

The Institute for Creation Research is developing CET, the continuous environmental tracking model. This is based on studying living things from an engineering perspective, how our Creator has designed organisms to adapt to changes and even enable the survival of future generations.

Plants exhibit the work of the Master Engineer in their abilities to adapt and thrive.
Credit: Unsplash / Lukasz Szmigiel

It may seem at first glance that plants are extremely limited, what with being rooted in place and all. However, they can adapt (some changes are falsely attributed to neo-Darwinism) and have amazing abilities to communicate amongst themselves and even with other organisms — all the way down to the roots. There are many aspects of plant life that show the work of the Master Engineer.

All plants and animals were divinely engineered with innate systems of adaptation that track various aspects of their environment and respond accordingly—an internal ability known as continuous environmental tracking. While animals, including humans, display intricate adaptive systems, plants cannot get up and move around as a means to adjust to their environment. They have to adapt to their surroundings where they are planted. Therefore, the Creator has engineered them with amazing systems that sense and respond to important environmental cues such as day length, light quality, temperature, water availability, gravity, touch, and even chemical signals emitted by other organisms.

To harvest the rest of the article, see "Plants Model Continuous Environmental Tracking".