What is 'knowing?' Could an answer be in|
the interpretation of the meaning of the word, knowing? To know, does
one have to have a brain, a mind? Or may 'knowing' be seen as
something more inclusive?
Food for thought, nothing more, nothing
Iza & Carol Goroff wrote:
Two very separate phenomena are presented
1. The crab does not "know" to present a helmet design. only
from a large population are the few which look most like a helmet are
chosen. That's evolution.
2. An already evolved plant has evolved mechanisms to seek those
factors which it needs for its individual survival (for the
propagation of more of its species), such as seeking water, and
perhaps "smelling" and seeking nitrogenous materials. These
mechanisms include phototropism, geotropism, and in vines seeking
their support through reverse phototropism.
Neither implies a sixth sense in the
sense of "knowing".
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scientific explanations make sense to scientist but not always to non
scientist. For example we seem to be losing sight of the topic
"sense" Writers want to know "How" an
organism "knows" it's surroundings. How does the vine
know. it's peers are being eaten. How does the crab know
to design it's nodules to discourage harvesting. How did
Amorphos morph their flowers to attract sprecific beetle to
pollinate each species. Isn't it wonderful that we have yet to
unravel mysteries. and have additional topics for aroidl