Episode 445 – Time-Traveling with Humans, Animals, and Plants

This week’s podcast ponders the nature of time, humans, animals, and plants. Someone once memorably said in a class or lecture I attended way back when, “Time began when man began.” Regardless how true that is, that doesn’t stop most of us from trying to impose our sense of time on all beings, including plants. How does what time means to a plant relate to us and our animals? Does it matter? I guess that depends on how you treat them.

The content of this podcast was inspired by a New Yorker article written by Michael Pollan entitled, “The Intelligent Plant” .  The crude graphic accompanying this blog represents my lame attempt to visually represent the thought exercise included in the podcast based on a plant experiment described in the article.

 

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