It seems like Roald Dahl may have been onto something after all: if you hurt a plant, it screams. Well, sort of. Not in the same way you or I might scream. Rather, they emit popping or clicking noises in ultrasonic frequencies outside the range of human hearing that increase when the plant becomes stressed. This, according to scientists, could be one of the ways in which plants communicate their distress to the world around them. “Even in a…
“A few years ago, Hadany and her colleagues found that plants can detect sound. The logical next question to ask was whether they can produce it, too.
To find out, they recorded tomato and tobacco plants in a number of conditions. First, they recorded unstressed plants, to get a baseline. Then they recorded plants that were dehydrated, and plants that had had their stems cut. These recordings took place first in a soundproofed acoustic chamber, then in a normal greenhouse environment.
Then, they trained a machine learning algorithm to differentiate between the sound produced by unstressed plants, cut plants, and dehydrated plants.”
“”Now that we know that plants do emit sounds, the next question is – ‘who might be listening?'” Hadany says. “We are currently investigating the responses of other organisms, both animals and plants, to these sounds, and we’re also exploring our ability to identify and interpret the sounds in completely natural environments.””
Just as Gem has said, they are using AI to map the inner workings of every living organism on the planet (I’ve read a similar article concerning rock minerals).
This wolrd is a dark place, you can’t do anything without killing, hurting something. Just by typing this comment who knows how many micro organizms i killed
Funny but true.
No. You can live a purpose filled life that intentionally goes out of the way not to harm people. It’s called following Natural Law. Yxxy has ingrained quite the evil pathological programming into their being.
Dog eat dog is not our purpose.
Coming from a pedo…
I watched a documentary on plants several years ago that said this same thing. It turns out that plants constantly communicate with one another; for example, one tree will tell all the other nearby trees about an impending threat, such as a destructive insect that’s been spotted in the area. Plants have been shown to have “communities”, as well. They collectively protect and feed “babies” ~ for example, a caretaker/mama tree will use its roots to direct nutrients and water to saplings around it ~ and they’ll also care for old and sick trees in their vicinity. There have even been found to be plants that “sleep” at night, and that “dance” in the wind to music!
Unfortunately, this makes life even harder for people who are vegetarians because they want to reduce cruelty and death in the world. I guess the only option would be to be a fruitarian ~ someone who only eats fruits, nuts and seeds that a plant naturally let’s go of, without harm to itself ~ but I doubt that makes for a nutritionally complete diet. I, for one, was a strict vegetarian for 8 years, until a doctor informed me I had severe anemia because my body can’t process enough b-vitamins via plant form.
Nobody can be vegetarian or vegan without supplements. Death and cruelty are parts of life, people just need to deal with it.
Everyone should be taking supplements. Our modern farming system has depleted the soil of necessary nutrients; a tomato grown today has less than half the vitamin content that a tomato of our grandparents’ generation contained. And that’s before taking into account GMOs. Plus, added fortification is necessary against the chemicals and growth hormones fed to livestock.
You are so right! I tell everyone to at least take a good multi-vitamin – not the ones in the pharmacies or those advertised – but one without synthetics and, if possible, in liquid form. And try to do a detox every other month.
Food today is almost garbage compared to 50 years ago. However, the “elites” have a food bank in Norway with God-given, non-GMO seeds.
We get the spam–they get the filet mignon (metaphorically speaking).
I buy all my seeds from migardener. He has all heirloom, organic and all are $2/pkg.
Definitely with you on the detox and natural supplements! I do liver and kidney flushes as well as antiparasitic maintenance.
Nobody can live healthy lives on the food in fast food restaurants or supermarkets without looking for and buying healthy foods or they end up sick too. Nothing wrong with eating as kindly as possible without getting ill.
A master gardener stated that plants that are “too happy” delay fruiting, that they need some stress to incite the drive to reproduce. So even fruit means the plant has to be somewhat uncomfortable.
This makes perfect sense to me, as the natural is a reflection of the spiritual -none of us ever reach the point of developing fruit – good or bad – without pressures, either.
Yes, that does make sense; just as “deadheading” flowering plants causes them to grow stronger and produce more flowers, and cutting back or “copsing” trees and shrubs usually results in them growing back thicker and hardier. And just as you pointed out, people are much the same! Those of us who struggle more in life end up being more compassionate and more generous ~ measurably so.
I definitely agree.
I truly enjoyed your comment regarding the “care” thry take of other plants and their “dancing”. Nature is amazing!
You can eat eggs if the chickens are living happy lives.
@marie ~ Totally agree! Our hens are probably a little *too* spoiled, no thanks to me! :p
Hey, I sent a comment, but it said it was SPAM. That was a real comment by me.
Thank you, I will watch for it…maybe it will be approved?
A book said somewhere it was studied that the plants not only communicate even telling teach other how related they are and scream with chemicals to alert others and attract different insects to kill the insect eating them but when a person even thought about burning a leaf it would start producing the scream chemical and frequencies vs if a leaf were cut it would scream less. It would be of interest to mention it screamed even before it got burnt. The plants would also get upset when the same person who burnt the leaf walked by vs other people. But whenever anyone walked over to hurt the plant it would react as they were coming towards it. They somehow can read minds or sense intentions. I have a hard time killing plants but at least now I don’t feel so odd about this and when people roll their eyes about me saving half dead plants and rooting cuttings, I can point it out. They’re much more complex than I have time to say but there are some great reading materials and clips out there. Fungi is needed to get nutrients to roots for example and there are so many under your foot connecting the entire landscape like a sort of intraweb, it’s fascinating. Another thing, I have seen insects with very interesting abilities I’ve never seen being talked about. I’m afraid to even say what because these bastards study things using torture. It’s seemingly on purpose that they want to disconnect us completely from nature.
Was just listening to a video on energy this morning and you’re so right – there was an expirement in which scientists had a mother rabbit and it’s baby separated physically from each other, and killed the baby just to gauge the mother’s response. She freaked out at the very moment they killed it, so these scientists determined they remained on the same frequency/resonancy. Seems to me what we’ve long understood about twins would be enough to realize these things, but they always seem to want to replicate it and check it on as many different species as possible. To what end? I just see it as ghoulish and unnecessarily cruel.
There’s also a guy writing a thesis right now to support his scientific observations that bees are highly sentient creatures with complex emotions and relationships beyond anything we’ve previously imagined. Nature is fascinating!
Really? A neg vote to the science of honeybees?! Y’all are too funny. I suppose ye hate dolphins and otters, too? Poor lil guys.
Here, y’all can hate the original post, too, if you like ~ I found the article link. 😉
Thanks! Will check this out, he shouldn’t talk about it though they torture everything to test things, fauci and the beagle horror show wasn’t enough for people to turn on him. They are far more than just little robots with wings I’ll say that much.
What will the vegetarians eat now? Plant food is murder!
Maybe we’ll learn photosynthesis ~ it’s much more efficient.
Breatharian. But really eggs fruit vegetables. Plants sometimes want you to eat parts of them to spread their seeds. Chickens you can give them food, housing, love in return for eggs. Eating insects is not good, you’re killing more lives that way. Really I did feel guilty for eating for a long time but if you give back to the plant without killing it off completely or* help it’s seeds spread of it’s dying in the winter anyways it’s more of a win win.