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Postby davidalm2002 » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:55 pm

i just finished reading a rather strange book and i was wondering if anyone else has heard anything of the same sort. the book said thet plants have a secret language that they communicate with each other with and that some plants have ESP and can communicate with humans through this. i was just wondering if anybody believes anything like this and if they evidence to prove or disprove this theory.
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communication yes, but...

Postby nicombo » Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:55 pm

Hi
I think we know indeed some cases of communication between plants. But it is not to be taken for a proof of intelligence or anything like that. The only example I can give you is about some trees in Africa (wattles?) that release a chemical substance when their leafs are eaten. The warning molecule goes away in the wind to other trees and starts the synthesis of a horrid taste compounded in the trees it reaches, preventing them to be eaten. The animals have no choice but to find an other feeding mean or to outdistance the volatile message.
I think this has been discovered in a natural park of some kind, where all the antelopes have died trying to climb the fence. They where starving inside, where all the trees had started having an horrible taste.
Their might be some mistakes, you'll need to check this, I don't know what the current researchs show.

Did you mean "extrasensory perception" by ESP? Plants have different way of obtaining information from the outside than human beings. But supernatural powers are science-fiction; or science is useless and you can forget all I have said before.

What book is it?
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:10 pm

Plants do communicate, but they do it through chemical signals. Since humans have no receptors for plant messages, it would be impossible for a human to actually talk to a plant
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Postby davidalm2002 » Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:45 pm

the book is called the secret life of plants. i can't remember the author at the moment but i will put it on tonight when i go home to look at it. it yes that is what i meant by esp.

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Postby Linn » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:02 pm

When I was ayounger,
An old friend of mine who is Native Canadian
tribe
believe that plants posess a spirit.
He delved in to the Medicine man aspects and
I accompanied him one time on an excursion to collect
He told me once we collected the plant/s to not let
it touch the ground or "she"would be angry" with me.

I thought that was strange and do not personaly believe it,
but I respect his beliefs. :) He had a whole lot of strange
supernatural stuff going on :shock:

I tried some of the "tea"
It was gross and did not have much affect on me,
but all others who drank it threw-up. and had hallucinations. :?:
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Postby chepay118 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:48 am

I just read that research entitled "Ming the Mechanic: The secret life of plants" wherein Cleve Backster is the pioneer in demonstrating how plants have some surprising abilities to respond to thoughts, feelings and communicate.Experimented with this subject matter using galvanic skin response meters.
In my own point of view I do believe that plants do communicate...in their own way of acquiring it...plants are living things.Even at home I used to communicate with them and I can feel it too.
Some possibilities tend to proven and testing.What do you think?

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Postby Linn » Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:01 am

well honestly,
I am prone to NOT believe plants
can communicate. Only react to chemical stimuli.

Unless a spirit is behind plants as the native peoples believed. :)

There are stranger things in heaven and earth!!!

Lynne

PS;
maybe they respond to heat we give
off when we are in different emotions? :idea: :?:
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