Skip to comments.Sound Garden: Can Plants Actually Talk and Hear?
Posted on 03/12/2013 10:31:07 AM PDT by haffast
The forest really does hum with life.
Though often too low or too high for human ears to detect, insects and animals signal each other with vibrations. Even trees and plants fizz with the sound of tiny air bubbles bursting in their plumbing.
And there is evidence that insects and plants "hear" each other's sounds. Bees buzz at just the right frequency to release pollen from tomatoes and other flowering plants. And bark beetles may pick up the air bubble pops inside a plant, a hint that trees are experiencing drought stress.
Sound is so fundamental to life that some scientists now think there's a kernel of truth to folklore that holds humans can commune with plants. And plants may use sound to communicate with one another.
If even bacteria can signal one another with vibrations, why not plants, said Monica Gagliano, a plant physiologist at the University of Western Australia in Crawley.
"Sound is overwhelming, it's everywhere. Surely life would have used it to its advantage in all forms," she told OurAmazingPlanet.
"We have identified that plants respond to sound and they make their own sounds," Gagliano said. "The obvious purpose of sound might be for communicating with others."
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They sure are broadening the definition of the word “talk”.
No, you were correct. That crunching noise is them screaming out in pain as you eat them alive!
And here it is, a nice little trial balloon by the commies to instill the idea that plants and bugs are sentient with rights and therefore require total govt regulation of the environment to ensure they are properly treated.
That crunching noise is them screaming out in pain as you eat them alive!
Muderous vegetarians! We need a law banning the eating of any living breathing plant.s/
You watch, there’ll be people wanting to marry their rose bush or lilly.
Good gosh, I have a crazy as hell neighbor that converted from Catholic to moose limb to please her iranian born husband.
She complained I use roundup on weeds and she said it was terrible as she can hear their screams as they die
I try to wait til she’s home to use the stuff
You should try spraying with water to see if she hears their ‘death’ then.
Another interesting thing is that claim to hear plants communicate yet not a peep out of the when an abortion is performed.
5 years from now a group is formed for plants’ rights. No more eating plants.
Reminds me of a very old Roald Dahl Sfi-Fi/Fantasy story, “The Sound Machine”.
I was just going to post the same thing.
My pepper seedlings seem to respond to Rush on the radio...
Well here we go. You can’t eat meat and if plants have ‘feelings’ and language you certainly can’t eat them. That leaves what, yogurt? Basically humankind shouldn’t eat anything—just lay down and die and let the planet be cleansed? I just wish the lunatics who believe that would lead by example.
One of the conservative talking species is the John Birch.
We have to be careful with sarcasm - liberals might start registering carrots to vote...
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