Engineering Plant Communication

Before we get into this, some discussion is necessary. I have become much more circumspect regarding the use of material from the Institute for Creation Research. The main reason is their vehement denial that natural selection exists, and also their Continuous Environmental Tracking model.

Biblical creationists, like other scientists, have models and disagreements among themselves. Some creationists dislike the CET model, which is a work in progress. I am not convinced that I need to reject it and delete all the other posts I have done over the years about it.

It has been known for quite some time now that plants are more complex than scientists thought. They communicate, which happens at the cellular level.
Rocks (pareidolia, see the face in the rock?) and plants, Unsplash / Cowboy Bob Sorensen

However, the post featured below claims to have support for CET. In this case, I think the author is unconvincing. The discussion about how new studies on plants reveal design from an engineering perspective is interesting. Therefore, the article is presented for your consideration.

As science and technology develop, things are far less simple than people thought. Plants continually show that the Master Engineer was at work. They are able to communicate with each other using tree mail, and even have interactions with fungi. Plants have some interesting self-defense mechanisms against predators, now it has been determined that this happens all the way down at the cellular level! Once again, evolution is an implausible explanation for the Creator's work.

Plant scientists have known for decades that plants aren’t just static entities. The half-million or more species of plants in the world display incredible design features and complex interactions with other plants. . . .

For example, it has been known for decades that plants can defend themselves from predators. But recent research by plant scientists have discovered a sophisticated process of cellular signaling that helps the plant defend itself and use energy for growth.

Carnegie's Zhiyong Wang and other scientists determined how plant cells use complex circuits for threat detection.

To read the entire short article, root yourself at "CET Model in Plants Is Clearly Seen."